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Want to Live Longer? Run 5 Minutes a Day

Benefits of Running

Want to live longer?

One of the experts I like to follow is Dr. Josh Axe and he previously posted a great article about the benefits of...wait for it...running 5 minutes/day! Do you hear warm-up run in your head? 😇 I love the research presented in his article. It doesn't say we have to do marathons, but we must keep our bodies moving and in turn, we are going to feel great and could increase our life expectancy.

This is great news for our running friends! We have a consistent and dedicated group of campers that run a mile BEFORE bootcamp several times a week (that means before 5:30am!) - and I have also incorporated more running into our workouts (outdoor when the weather cooperates - or indoors if not!). These campers may not always enjoy running (especially on cold/rainy days), but they get out there and do it anyways and have encouraged each other along the way. And they are doing wonderful things for their health! ❤️


Here's a little snippet from his article...

According to recent research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, running may extend your life up to three years. That’s right — running is a life extender, even if you run as little as five minutes per day. Even more remarkable, subjects in the study who ran lived about three years longer than non-runners, even if they were overweight, drank, smoked, or run slowly or sporadically.

So, don't be afraid to grab your shoes and go for a short run - just 5 minutes will do! 🏃🏻‍♀️

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