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These Stats Show How Healthy Running Is For You

Why should everybody run? Because…science! Check out these amazing stats that prove how healthy it is to run.

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Basically running is good for you. Just look at those numbers!

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Those hard-working lungs definitely get a good workout when you run.

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Need we say more?

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We still love a good walk!

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Strong bones = strong runner!

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That’s a quick break at work, a fast wake-up routine after your alarm goes off or a commercial break exercise!

Statistics from American Journal of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Baylor College of Medicine, Brooks Running, Loughborough University, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise,  Monash University, National Institutes of Health, National Osteoporosis Foundation, National Weight Control Registry, professors Eric Allen and Patricia Dechow.

Related: 5 Important Health Tips For Women

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