No matter, how much you run or how intense you run, it does have an effect. It will lower the risk of death from any cause.
According to a study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, based on different studies, running is significantly good to reduce the risks of death. The researchers found 14 suitable studies, involving 232,149 people, whose health had been tracked for between 5.5 and 35 years. During this time, 25,951 of the study participants died.
It was found, any amount of running was associated with a 27% lower risk of death from all causes for both sexes, compared with no running. And it was associated with a 30% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, and a 23% lower risk of death from cancer.
Even small ‘doses’ — for example, once weekly or less, lasting less than 50 minutes each time, and at a speed below 6 miles (8 km) an hour, still seemed to be associated with significant health/longevity benefits.
So running for 25 minutes less than the recommended weekly duration of vigorous physical activity could reduce the risk of death. This makes running a potentially good option for those whose main obstacle to doing enough exercise is lack of time, suggest the researchers. But the more you run, the more the benefits. If you run more, it was found that the risk of death from any cause was further lowered. the analysis showed.