CONSISTENTLY ADHERING TO a running program is accepted by most health experts as a great way to get some solid cardio in, which can lower your risk of a whole slew of diseases—most notably cardiovascular disease—and has been shown to cut the risk of early death. But just how much running you need to do to get those benefits has been widely debated, though a study from 2014 found that jogging just five minutes a day could make your life span longer.