Campus Units

Kinesiology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

7-2017

Journal or Book Title

Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases

Volume

60

Issue

1

First Page

45

Last Page

55

DOI

10.1016/j.pcad.2017.03.005

Abstract

Running is a popular and convenient leisure-time physical activity (PA) with a significant impact on longevity. In general, runners have a 25%–40% reduced risk of premature mortality and live approximately 3 years longer than non-runners. Recently, specific questions have emerged regarding the extent of the health benefits of running versus other types of PA, and perhaps more critically, whether there are diminishing returns on health and mortality outcomes with higher amounts of running. This review details the findings surrounding the impact of running on various health outcomes and premature mortality, highlights plausible underlying mechanisms linking running with chronic disease prevention and longevity, identifies the estimated additional life expectancy among runners and other active individuals, and discusses whether there is adequate evidence to suggest that longevity benefits are attenuated with higher doses of running.

Comments

This accepted article is published as 82. Lee DC, Brellenthin AG, Thompson PD, Sui X, Lee IM, Lavie CJ. Running as a key lifestyle medicine for longevity. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2017;60(1):45-55. DOI: 10.1016/j.pcad.2017.03.005. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Elsevier Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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