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Even though marathon running is on the decline, half a million people signed up to participate in the 2020 London Marathon. It seems wild that someone would voluntarily sign up to run 26.2 miles, but those half a million people might actually be on to something. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that running a marathon can help reverse signs of aging.

Researchers at Barts and University College London looked at 138 first-time marathon runners between the ages of 21 and 69. "We wanted to look at novice athletes. We didn't include people who said they ran for more than two hours a week," Dr. Charlotte Manisty, the study's senior author and cardiologist at University College London, said per CNN.

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Author George Orwell once mused that “at 50, everyone has the face he deserves.” After five decades, a person’s face can either be weary or have a childlike expressiveness depending on how they’ve been treated by life.

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Oldest Man In The World Is 112 And Living His Best Life In Japan

He enjoys watching sumo wrestling on TV, eating sweets, and soaking in hot springs.

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It’s official: The oldest man currently living on this planet is 112.

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96-Year-Old Dr. Heimlich Saves Woman’s Life Using His Famous Maneuver

Talk about being in the right place at the right time

There’s something to be said about being in the right place at the right time with the right person sitting next to you. If you needed a rhyme and just happened to be sitting next to Jay Z, you’d be pretty lucky. If you needed help telling at joke at a banquet and were seated next to Louis C.K. it’d be kismet, right? Patty Ris must be counting her blessings because, recently, she was choking during dinner and just happened to be at the same table as the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, Dr. Henry J. Heimlich.

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