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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Control your blood sugar

More than two million people in the UK have type 2 diabetes, but one study shows that at least three hours of vigorous exercise a week can reduce the risk of the condition by 46 per cent.

 Diabetes UK clinical advisor Libby Dowling says, "Being overweight is one of the main risk factors. So running can help prevent or delay its onset." 

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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.



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