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Run only a little, live more

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Weekly nuggets of pain science news and insight, usually 100-300 words, with the occasional longer post. The blog is the “director’s commentary” on the core content of a library of major articles and books about common painful problems and popular treatments. See the blog archives or updates for the whole site.

A new study showed that runners have a 27% lower mortality risk than non-runners, and “even small amounts of running” delivered most of that benefit. Yet again, we see that exercise is amazingly efficient and doing anything is amazingly worthwhile. Using the time you save running only a little, you should also go to the gym only a little, which is enough for most people to get surprising good results.