It is well known that ❗️exercise❗️ is crucial for living a long and healthy life, but recent studies have shown that running may actually be the most effective exercise for increasing life expectancy. 🏃 In a recent study by Lee et al., it was found that running can increase a person’s life span by 3 years, and reduces the risk of premature death by 40%. 🔬 The researchers also noted that the benefits are the same regardless of pace, mileage, drinking and smoking or being overweight. 🏃♀️ Hopefully studies such as this one encourage people to take up running, so here are a few things to do before going on a run to boost performance and minimize the risk of injury. 👟 The idea behind these exercises are to warm up the muscles and joints before running as well as “turn on” the muscles we want to be active while running. 🎽 Temporary 🔗 in bio 👉 @cbutlersportspt or go to chrisbutlersportspt.com for the full 💻 by my former student now co-worker @meggiemarries 📚 Lee DC, Brellenthin AG, Thompson PD, Sui X, Lee IM, Lavie CJ. Running as a Key Lifestyle Medicine for Longevity. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. 2017 Mar 30.