Thinking about running today? Here’s some motivation

By Nicole Ganglani | Photo by Tomasz Woźniak/Unsplash

According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, people who prioritize fitness at the age of 75 are more than twice as likely to survive 10 years or more compared to those who don’t exercise.

The study examined 6,500 patients with an average age of 75 perform a treadmill test. With the use of metabolic equivalents (METs), the results suggested that those who can run a 10-minute mile were more than twice as likely to be alive in 10 years later compared to those who can’t.

Running has been proven to lower risk of getting cardiovascular diseases or affect premature death. Higher fitness levels can lower traditional stroke risks such as obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Not to mention, exercise also lessens your chances of getting severe strokes and improves your all-around health.

The research found that 39 percent of those who could not run the 10-minute mile died due to severe health conditions, while those who started with low fitness levels and progressed through the years cut their stroke risk by 60 percent and were 34 percent less likely to die.

As early as now, it’s important to invest in your body and the only way to do this is to start prioritizing fitness.

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