Running, even 5 to 10 min/day, reduces risks of death from all causes.

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.   […]

Long-Distance Runners Think Very Differently Than you May Have Thought

The three main subjects long distance runners think about:   1. pace and distance   2. pain and discomfort   3. the running environment, especially those nasty hills, and the weather   If you were wondering if long-distance runners use this time to solve life’s dilemmas – relationship troubles or metaphysical conundrums, for example – […]

With greater physical exertion comes the experience of more positive emotion

One researcher surveyed the emotions of two ultra-runners. They ran for a 10-week period and covered 3641 kilometers (2262 miles) across Europe. The route included a variety of terrain including flats and mountain ranges such as the Pyrenees.   Researchers found the following:   -the more physical exertion they expended, the more their mood intensified […]