If you want to stay young, lace up those sneakers and hit the pavement.

New research suggests regular running slows the effects of aging, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Researchers tracked 500 older runners for more than two decades. What they found was that elderly joggers have fewer disabilities, remained fit for longer than non-runners and are half as likely to die early deaths.

“The study has a very pro-exercise message,” said Dr. James Fries, the study’s senior author, in a news release. “If you had to pick one thing to make people healthier as they age, it would be aerobic exercise.”

The new findings are published in the recent issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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