“Our study shows it is possible to reverse the consequences of aging on our blood vessels with real-world exercise in just six months,” said cardiologist Dr. Charlotte Manisty, the study’s senior author.
Running only once a week for 50 minutes and at a pace of six miles per hour was associated with the same longevity benefits as running daily, longer and faster.
Recreational runners’ sense of well-being — measured by such factors as self-esteem, self-confidence and overall life satisfaction — tends to be highest during weeks in which they participate in races.
Global participation in 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons and marathons decreased by 13 percent during the past two years, according to a new report.
Why do they do it? Part of the psychological appeal of running — in addition to getting fit and forging new goals — is “a chance to think things through, or perhaps to clear the mind,” two journalists write in The Psychologist.
The authors conclude “that leading an active lifestyle is likely to be beneficial, rather than detrimental, to immune function, which may have implications for health and disease in older age.”
“It didn’t take long for me to discover that running is mentally, emotionally and physically therapeutic,” said Kevin Joyce.
The nature of your thought changes during vigorous exercise, especially when doing it outdoors, and life and all of its problems become, for a little while anyway, much more manageable.
“What makes a run around Lake Nokomis memorable,” writes Gretchen Kreuter in her 1980 guidebook “Running the Twin Cities,” “is its Vita Fitness Course.”
It was the military’s experience with blisters that led Dr. Grant Lipman to conduct this new study.
“Physical activity,” researchers say, “is one of the best modifiable factors for the prevention of noncommunicable diseases and mortality.” That makes it one of the best medicines we can take.
A new paper’s revolutionary finding: just wear what’s comfortable.
The Twin Cities are a great running city, and they’re a great area for run commuting.
If you need to know where every public stairway in the area is located, you can just spend a little time on online runners’ forums.