The risk of premature death from cancer is less than half in elderly runners than non-runners.
According to the Stanford University Medical Centre team’s report, elderly joggers enjoyed a healthier life with fewer disabilities.
The findings have been published in Archives of Internal Medicine and they stress on the importance of regular exercise for older people.
Only the fittest survives.
In the study, the record of 500 older runners was tracked for more than twenty years and then it was compared to a similar group of non-runners. It’s worth mentioning that all participants of the study were in their 50s at the start of the study.