Future research should utilise the data held by activity trackers to assess running habits and the benefits, the said.
"Any amount of running, even just once a week, is better than no running, but higher doses of running may not necessarily be associated with greater mortality benefits".
The participants of the studies used were tracked for periods ranging from 5.5 years up to 35 years. While all of the studies were somewhat different - some compared running group members to those who didn't run, while others considered people who ran once a month "runners" - the team combined all the findings to come to their conclusion. From those, the study's meta-analysis showed that the people who had been running regularly had a 27 per cent lower risk of early death through any cause. The worldwide health body stated that over three million deaths are caused due to physical inactivity every year.More news: You Have to Listen to This Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber Mashup
They found no sign of such a trend.
New research has found that any amount of running, and even at a slow pace, could be beneficial for health and could help lower an individual's risk of death.
An intriguing study from the United Kingdom titled 'Is running associated with a lower risk of all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality, and is the more the better?' has been published which says you don't need to be running marathons to get the health benefits of running.
And it was linked to a 30% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, as well as a 23% lower risk of death from cancer.More news: US rapper draws outrage with daughter 'virginity test'
While a number of factors were taken into account when analysing the link between running and a reduced risk of early death, including age, sex, health status, being overweight or obese, and lifestyle, Pedišić said the findings could still be muddied by these and other factors to some degree.
"This is a good news for those who don't have much time on their hands for exercise, but it shouldn't discourage those who enjoy running longer and more often", he said.
Dr. Charlie Foster of Bristol University, who chairs the United Kingdom chief medical officers' expert committee for physical activity, said individuals should walk as much as possible if they could not run as any kind of exercise is associated with a host of health benefits, including lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and weight.More news: Sheriff: Murder suspects who fled California jail arrested