Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Have you been running lately? According to researchers from Stanford University, Running reduced the risk not only of heart disease, but of cancer and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's.
The team surveyed 284 members of a nationwide running club and 156 similar, healthy people as controls. They all came from the university's faculty and staff and had similar social and economic backgrounds, and all were 50 or older.Most of the volunteers did some exercise, but runners exercised as much as 200 minutes a week, compared to 20 minutes for the non-runners.
It doesn't have to be running. Any cardio exercise for 30 minutes that gets your heart rate up, and strengthens your muscles, will support your immune system and make you healthier overall.
So lace up your running shoes and start MOVING!