Running Just 6 Miles A Week Goes A Long Way!

It has long been accepted that running, or some kind of exercise is good for health. The general consensus was that a minimum of 30mins of exercise a day was the least amount required to promote health and longevity. More recent research suggests that just 10 minutes of exercise a day, even performed at very slow speeds can significantly lower ones risk of mortality, particularly cardiovascular mortality. These findings suggest that even a little exercise is better than nothing when it comes to prolonging health and longevity. The lead researcher of the study Dr Carl Lavie explains that you can get substantial benefits from a 5 or 10 minute run or from a 10 or 15 minute run, you don’t have to go long for the benefit.

This is very interesting considering one of the main barriers to exercise is time…now there’s no excuse!

 

Reference

Medscape, (2014). A Little Running Goes a Long Way: Mortality Benefit at Just Six Miles per Week. Retrieved 30th July, 2014, from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/828990?nlid=62523_2843&src=wnl_edit_dail

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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