Why you should run a Mile instead of a marathon
Research shows that running fast and hard for just five to 10 minutes a day can add years to your life.
By Erin Brodwin, Business Insider
So you swore you'd run a marathon this year.
Good news: You can stop feeling guilty about not starting to train for it yet.
As it turns out, you can get some of the same benefits of long-distance running and other types of endurance training without ever passing the five-Mile mark.
That's right. Running fast and hard for just five to 10 minutes a day can add years to your life, just as running for hours can. In fact, people who run for less than an hour a week — so long as they get in their few minutes of daily running — get similar benefits in terms of heart health compared with people who run more than three hours a week.
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