Marathon running may be the answer to good heart health, as a recent study suggests it decreases stiffness of the aortic vessel, which moves blood throughout our body. Photo: Shutterstock

How training for a marathon boosts heart health, especially the first time and for people who are older and slower

  • A recent study of first-time marathon runners found aortic artery stiffness reductions that were equivalent to a four-year reduction in vascular age
  • Participants ran between 10km and 21km (6.2 miles and 13 miles) on average per week while training
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Marathon running may be the answer to good heart health, as a recent study suggests it decreases stiffness of the aortic vessel, which moves blood throughout our body. Photo: Shutterstock
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