(NPR) — A new study found that novice runners who took on a 6-month marathon training program slowed their cardiovascular aging.
“We found… that we're able to reverse the processes of aging that occur in the [blood] vessels,” says an author of the study.
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A slow and steady 6-month training program designed to gradually build up endurance and mileage gave a group of novice runners, aged 21 to 69, an impressive boost to their heart health.