Monday, December 7, 2015

Running Revisited- Impact on Health

I was having breakfast the other day in the VCU Faculty lounge perusing an issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings

This review on the effects of running on cardiovascular disease and mortality is quite informative. As many of us know, running decreases cardiovascular risk, stroke and lowers blood pressure. But running also decreases osteoarthritis of the knee and hip.

Most importantly, the positive benefits of running are seen with reasonable effort. In other words, one need not run excessive distances to receive benefit. Twenty-five minutes of running, several times per week, will likely suffice.

Off to my morning jog!