"Lavie advised people who want to start running to start slow with walking, then introducing jogging and running. The perfect amount of exercise would still be 30 to 40 minutes a day, Lavie said, but this study showed that people would still get reduced mortality risk with just five minutes a day.""Running, even 5 to 10 min/day and at slow speeds <6 miles/h, is associated with markedly reduced risks of death from all causes and cardiovascular disease."Persistence in keeping up running over years seems to matter more for the benefit than how much running per session.Assuming the study is accurate, it seems foolish not to run on a regular basis when just a couple months of running spread out over your life could result in 3 years extra life.It does look like from the charts there is some drop off with dose when you get into the lowest quintile, less than 51 minutes/week (7 minutes if running every day), but it's not clear where the exact breaking point is. It appears to be total minutes running per week, or MET-min/week, that is the critical variable, not mattering whether you break it up into 1-2 sessions or 5.The full text of the study is gated, but not the conclusions and summary, and the link is https://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleID=1891600
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Run for your life from attacking enemy #Ingress Portals.