We all know that running can help keep our heart healthy. But did you know that it can also help protect your eyes?
Recent research, which will be published in the journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Science, reports that the more fit and active a person is, the less likely they are to develop glaucoma!
The study analyzed data from more than 9,500 people between the ages of 40 and 81. The researchers compared each individual's aerobic fitness and their average amount of weekly exercise to how many subjects developed glaucoma during the 6 year follow up period.
The researchers found that those who were most active and fittest had ONLY HALF the risk of developing glaucoma as the least active group.
So, just in case you needed another reason to get active... Now you know that getting regular exercise doesn't just keep your heart health, it can also protect your eyes!