Skip to comments.Study: Running 5 Minutes a Day Could Add Years to Your Life
Posted on 08/03/2014 12:24:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, running 5 minutes per day can reduce an individuals risk of premature death by about 3 years. Researchers found that people who ran less than an hour per week also saw an increase in lifespan, not just a decrease in risk of premature death. The study took place over the course of 15 years, testing participants ranging in age from 18-100.
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Agree. They did a study and found the average over 35 yrs female who is obese gets less than five cardiovascular exercise IN A YEAR...! :O
Don’t know about men.
“5 min a day”. Well looky there, I’m right again.
Agree. I do about 12-15 miles per week, which seems to keep me in good shape and my weight in check.
I run a mile and a half about 4 times a week. That’s the right distance for me.
Six seconds of exercise ‘can transform health’
I prefer the sit down exercise. I sit down, and then eventually I get up again.
I do 20 “Fundamental Mobility Exercises” (FME) in 10 minutes. Each targeted FME is timed at 30 seconds: 20 FME x 30sec/ea = 10 minutes
Since designing and performing this basic set of Fundamental Mobility Exercises each day, my fitness has increased to the point that I can participate in very high level physical activities that involve running, sprinting jumping throwing catching climbing, etc.
But takes years off of my knees. I’ll stick with my kettlebells thank you.
Get me a beer while you're up.
If factors A and B are correlated on non-randomized sample, that only implies that And B belong to the common web of causes of effects, not that A causes B (since there can be a factor C that causes A and B). E.g. it could be that those who run more are precisely those who are have better health or whose biological age is genetically lower than their chronological age etc.
Another common feature of such junk science is that they always blame the victim for whatever problem they focusing on. And as with smokers and those of higher weight than what is officially declared to be "normal", that means they are setting up a pretext to tax you extra for your "sin".
It's the same old scam that medieval churches ran for centuries with selling of indulgences, except that language was modernized for the church of scientism (i.e. pseudo-science).
Those that can run are lucky. There are people who do good to walk to the mail box and back from either breathing issues or spinal ones.
I fall in the later category. My entire spine has degeneration, bulges, 3 annular tears, bone spurs, herniated lumbar disc, compression fracture of the L4/5 impinging on the S1. Complicate that with OP DX of -3.1 and being allergic to the drugs. Every trip to Physio causes more damage. I am deemed a none surgical fix.
Every step I take is painful, and have to fight daily to stay out of a wheel chair. And take every bone vitamin and mineral that your bones are composed of instead of the FDA waring OP drugs. Already had 1 bad reaction to Fosamax. Fear the others because of the FDA warnings.
I keep my weight in check with a type 2 diabetic diet, it keeps the weight down, as well as the cholesterol as I eliminated the high sugar fruits.
Today I was at an 87th Birthday party.
She never talked to me about running...
“Study: Running 5 Minutes a Day Could Add Years to Your Life”
WOW! So THAT’s how Muslim’s live to twenty-two!
“years” is a very inexact measure. Five minutes a day is about 5 days over the course of a year. So running 5 minutes a day for about 90 years is about a year of running. It sounds to me as if it is about a wash considering the amount of time one runs over 90 years would be about one year of increased life expectancy. It hardly seems worth the effort.
1hr X 365days in a year X 50 years = 18250 hours
hm... 18250 hours... well that's:
18250 total hours worked out over a lifetime /24 hours in a day = 760 days
and 760 days / 365 days in a year = 2.083 YEARS spent working out!
so.... unless you are adding more than 2.083 years (the time you lost working out that you could have been doing other things) then you are actually losing ground.
Always keep the time lost in mind when it comes to working out and the gains you supposedly get from it.
I run three times a week, but those type of studies give me a creepy feeling. Doesn’t Winston,in 1984, wake up to the sound of the tv telling him to get up and exercise.
also keep in mind that the time gained includes time asleep, while the time lost working out is lost from your waking hours.
and .... the time added is added to the end of your life, while a good chunk of the time lost is taken from your youth.
is it really a good trade to get an extra year or two at the end of your life in trade for time lost during your prime?
I think my 11 year old nephew might have gained 20 lbs this summer playing XBox
Just like the shlub that only got his exercise from changing the channel on the TV while eating KFC.
Does this mean that Jim Fixx would have died at 20 instead of 52 if he was not a runner?
I stopped reading when I got to the line that said they tested people from 18 to 100. I wonder how much exercise the 100 year olds got? I wonder if the 100 year olds could even roll over in bed. I think the more exercise you get the sooner your joints wear out and you have to get new ones.
I didn’t get my skeletal problems from sitting on the couch.
Mine seem to have. Use or lose it also applies to bones and muscles.
You need SOME exercise.
walking is fine
running would hurt until I lose some more weight
I love the avalanche of excuses to not exercise at all.
5 minutes of semi-strenuous activity a day is just too much?
What about quality of life for your last 20 years? If you don’t move around, sometimes aggressively, you lose the ability to do so. Early. There’s a universe of difference between destroying your knees from running dozens of miles a week, and just running a little. The idea that working into a jog or light run for five minutes is somehow going to end your knees is garbage.
And if you ALREADY destroyed your knees or just refuse to get outside, there are elliptical running machines. I am a huge believer in these machines, especially learning how to use them WITHOUT the handles if you can. It works your core and balance while you get a wicked cardio workout FAST and without any knee impact.
Frankly, I think almost everyone should either own one or use one at the gym.
My grandfather commuted/worked until he was 92, and lived to be 94. He drank with others and smoked a pipe and cigarettes.
His “secret” was eating what he needed, and no more; tomatoes, lentils, an occasional steak, and what hosts served him when out for dinner — always in small portions. He ate very few carbohydrates; one small piece of toast with butter was about the most.
He lived long and healthy.
The chemical cocktails most Americans eat can't be adding years.
Oh No! Don’t tell me you are fat! I have mental image of you as being 6’3” and 220 pounds of solid muscle. Well you ruined that! :)
Exercise and sunshine, both needed to keep me balanced.
Well, I'm now too old to die prematurely, so I guess I can skip the running now, too.
All and I mean ALL of the people I worked with in the 80’s and 90’s were runners. Most are on their second hip replacement and have enough knee jobs to start a Rockets squad. No thanks to running. Besides those extra years are on the crappy end of life.
Unfortunately I am only 6’2” and a bit overweight but I always wondered how long it would take to lose it if I tried. Would it be worth a shot?
I blame it on me being a daydreamer. I’ll call it my “trade”. Daydreamer by Trade... heh. Gotta be a science fiction story in that.
It doesn't matter who said 2+2=5, it remains invalid. See and think for yourself -- the study simply measured correlations on non-randomized samples (namely, the researchers didn't assign randomly half the subjects to the exercise group and and half to non-exercise, but subjects selected themselves for reasons beyond control and largely unknown to researchers).
Most of them can. My hundred year old grandma was still walking a mile a day. Her medicine was an occasional aspirin.
When you reach a certain age only those who are in decent health reach it so those people are usually still mobile.
LOL! So I was pretty close. :)
Go for it, the older you get the harder it gets to lose it,.
She tops that off with 10 minutes on a manual treadmill to ice the cake; he's quite pleased with her improved circulation.
Our orthopedic doctor and my husbands long time friend, was a serious runner. he had both hips replaced and still kept running and exercising and died suddenly just before he turned 65.
When it is your time you will go.
actual walking or will an elliptical do?
After menopause, 5 minutes don’t mean squat no matter what you do!
I had to give up running for the same reason. I walk and ride a bike now.