Running is a Health Booster. Running 50 Minutes Per Week Optimizes Health Benefits
Running is good at guarding against cancer partly because it uses up blood sugar, starving the cancer cells that rely on it for fuel. And it protects you in other ways … by decreasing inflammation. … Vigorous physical activity has been shown to be by far—with no close second—the best way to prevent Alzheimer’s,”The good news for people who want the maximum longevity benefits—while spending the least amount of time slapping one foot in front of the other—is that running more than 50 minutes per week wasn’t linked to additional protections against dying. Neither were how often people ran and the pace they kept. As long as you’re running, more isn’t always better, especially given that the risk of injury increases with repetition.