If you need a reason to sign up for a marathon, here it is. New research suggests that training and running a marathon for the first time could reverse some effects of again on our bodies.
The researchers recruited and tracked 138 healthy people and who are first-time marathon runners. They trained and completed the London marathon, and the researchers stated that it was linked to a four-year reduction in their vascular age. Specifically, they found that marathon training reversed the age-related stiffening of the main artery of the body and it helped reduce blood pressure.
Benefits of running
Doctors state that as we age, the walls of our arteries which deliver oxygen and nutrients to all of our vital organs, grow thicker and stiffer. This makes our heart work harder to pump blood around our body. While a normal part of aging, this can contribute to the risk of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and dementia….
This article was sourced from sciencetimes.com.