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Marathons and heart risk: why more runners should take an aspirin on race day

Marathons are more popular than ever around the world. This weekend 53,000 runners are registered to compete in the London…

Each hour of running ‘adds seven hours to your life’

For every hour spent running, your lifespan increases by an average of seven hours, up to a maximum of about…

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Small study suggests marathons can damage your kidneys

The physical stress of running a marathon can cause short-term kidney injury, according to research published in the American Journal…

Evidence suggests running might (possibly) be good for your knees

Running could, contrary to popular belief, be good for the knees. A new study at Brigham Young University in Utah…

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Regular running builds stronger connections in the brain, scans suggest

Runners’ brains have greater ‘functional connectivity’ than those of more sedentary people, according to research at the University of Arizona.…

I couldn’t escape anxiety — then I learned to run from it

Last year I went through a rough patch. I felt constantly anxious and despondent. I struggled to see the point…

Fifteen minutes of walking a day is ‘lowest effective dose of exercise’

One short and intense period of daily exercise is the best way to beat heart disease, according to an article…

Regular aerobic exercise sharpens your memory — and now we know why

Exercise has long been thought to improve memory — now scientists have found at least part of the reason why.…

Joggers live longer. That’s why, aged 80, I’m still running

I’ve just turned 80, and I’m still running. It’s not fast — in fact it is embarrassingly slow. On days…