- New research published in PLOS Medicine found that there may be no limits to the benefits of cardio exercise, especially among active people—such as runners.
- Even by increasing your daily physical activity by as little as 1,000 steps, you can improve your cardio fitness and may lower your risk of heart disease.
- Those who logged the most physical activity had about about 60 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease than those who logged minimal activity.
As runners, we already know that high levels of physical activity, including logging long runs, can improve our cardio fitness and has a slew of health benefits. And new research published in PLOS Medicine further supports you getting out there for a daily run or walk. Researchers found that the more active you are, the less at-risk you are for cardiovascular disease, with no threshold to the benefits. This effect was particularly