MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even a little running on a regular basis can extend your life, Australian researchers say.

They analyzed 14 studies that included more than 232,000 people whose health was tracked for between 5.5 and 35 years. During the study periods, nearly 26,000 participants died.

The collective data showed that any amount of running was associated with a 30% lower risk of death from heart disease, and a 23% lower risk of death from cancer.

Even as little as 50 minutes of running once a week at a pace slower than 6 mph appeared to be protective, according to the authors of the study published online Nov. 4 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.  

These are the UK's most popular running spots

If you're getting bored of your usual route, check out some of the nation's favourite running places

The UK’s most popular running spots have been revealed – and we're ready to add them to our training plans.

Strava, the world's"> leading athletic subscription service, has released data showing the most frequented routes across the country over the last 90 days, as well as the exact number of efforts in each location.