Although running is a popular physical activity, we don’t know about the long-term effects of running on mortality.
We examined this associations in 55,137 adults, 18 to 100 years of age.
Compared with nonrunners, runners had 30% and 45% lower adjusted risks of mortality. It gave them a 3-year life expectancy benefit.
Weekly running even <51 min, <6 miles, 1 to 2 times, was enough to reduce risk of mortality.
Running, even 5 to 10 min/day and at slow speeds <6 miles/h, reduces risks of death from all causes and cardiovascular disease.