Besides offering an activity you can do anywhere with just a pair of sneakers (and perhaps a friend or two),
it’s also a solid way to crush calories, maintain a healthy weight and get a dose of meditation.
Better yet: A recent study, covered in The New York Times, found that running could hold the key to a longer life span —
more so than any other form of exercise. (We’re talking an extra seven hours of life for every hour you run.)
Pounding the pavement can take some dedication — but it doesn’t have to take all of your time.
And you don’t even need to be all that athletically inclined.
For some motivation to get out on the open road, we talked to real runners across the country who found the sport a little later in life.