Going running is really not my thing. I’m as slow as a slug, so surely it won’t make any difference if I run or walk. Besides, I don’t have the time for it between work and everything I have to do at home. And I don’t fit in with all the running freaks with their high-tech gear and fluorescent shorts. Running is so overrated.
Or is it?
A new study from Iowa University in the US says it’s not. In fact, it says that no matter how much time you have each day, no matter how slow you are and no matter how much you think it doesn’t count – it probably does. Especially for your heart.
Ok, let’s just call it a jog. And let’s say you only jog for 7 minutes and then go back to your daily routine. Does that sound better? Because that’s all it takes to reduce your risk of heart disease.
MOVE Agents – what about a MOVE Week event that promotes a 7-minute jog for heart health?