Ageing Race-fully

From boosting your bones to sharpening your mind, here’s how running can hold back the years

Posted: 9 May 2011
by Jerrie Andrews

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Lower your blood pressure

Fries' study suggests regular running can decrease the likelihood of a stroke by up to 25 per cent. Professor of Clinical Neurology Peter Rothwell says, "Regular aerobic exercise lowers blood pressure. Because high blood pressure is the most powerful risk factor for stroke I strongly suspect that exercise alone would reduce stroke risk."

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I can't run but I walk and I find that if I miss a single day (excluding scheduled rest days) my mood lowers and I begin to feel more lethargic.  Since Christmas of last year 2011 I have walked off five stone, I still plan to loes another three but that will be next year.  I walk on roads or paved paths but I find lots to see and interact with.  There are several others in my area who also walk rather than run.  

Here is wishing you all a very pleasant Holiday and a Healthier New Year.



Posted: 12/12/2012 at 22:21

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