Running Helps You Stay Fit & Young

A Colorado University-Boulder study suggests that running does indeed help you to stay fit and young. Harry Ladewig, 64, has been running for nearly 40 years. “I feel better when I’m running. [It] gives me energy, people at work can’t believe how fast I move around the office sorting the mail and doing the stuff that I do,” Ladewig explained. Rodger Kram, the physiology professor in charge of the study compares our bodies to cars “As we age our horsepower, our top aerobic capacity, wanes. But older runners are able to maintain their fuel economy — their miles per gallon”

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