Running as a key lifestyle medicine for longevity

Lee, Duck-Chul, Brellenthin, Angelique G., Thompson, Paul D., Sui, Xuemei, Lee, I. -Min and Lavie, Carl J. (2017) Running as a key lifestyle medicine for longevity. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, 60 1: 45-55. doi:10.1016/j.pcad.2017.03.005

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Author Lee, Duck-Chul
Brellenthin, Angelique G.
Thompson, Paul D.
Sui, Xuemei
Lee, I. -Min
Lavie, Carl J.
Title Running as a key lifestyle medicine for longevity
Journal name Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0033-0620
Publication date 2017-06-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.pcad.2017.03.005
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 60
Issue 1
Start page 45
End page 55
Total pages 11
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher W. B. Saunders
Language eng
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.
Keyword Cardiovascular disease
Physical activity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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