So it seems running an hour a week can help men live 6 years longer and women live 5 years longer.
Wow let’s do the maths. Say even 2 hours x 52 weeks x about 60 years if you start around 20 = 6240 hours.
Number of hours in one year = 24 x 365 = 8760 hours.
So for an investment of about three-quarters of a year – less if you start after 20 – you might live for an average of 5 or 6 years longer. Quantifiable longer life. Without even talking about the other health benefits of exercise. Worth thinking about.
Advice on the intensity:
You should aim to feel a little breathless, but not very breathless.
I wrote a blog post called silent running about Haruki Murakami’s short book What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. I was going to call it What I Talk About When I Talk About What I Talk About When I Talk About Running but I thought that someone might write a blog post about my blog post and we would end up with some seriously long titles.
photo: along the shore by Tobi