The more active and fit you are, the less likely you are to suffer from glaucoma, Runner's World reports.
In a study conducted at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, researchers analyzed data from more than 9,500 people between ages 40 and 81.
The long-term study compared the subjects’ aerobic fitness and weekly amount of exercise to how many of them developed the most common form of glaucoma during a nearly six-year follow-up period.
The research found that the subjects who were the most active and the fittest had only half the risk of developing glaucoma of the least-active, less-fit group.
To rank in the study’s fittest, most-active category, a person could run 10 miles per week at a 10-minute mile pace.
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