According to a new study, getting ready for Heartbreak Hill (and the rest of it) could add four years to your life.

I feel like Stewie Griffin here, asking how your new years resolution is coming, like it's Brian's novel which never quite worked out. Point being, a lot of us promise to get in better shape, eat healthier, and etc at the dawning of a new year. Plus, we go overboard. "I'm gonna run a marathon!" Easy now, baby steps. Well, even though registration is closed for the 2020 edition, there's extra incentive to keep putting one foot in front of the other for 2021. You could live longer!

According to ABC News, training for six months and completing your first marathon can add back up to four years in your heart health. In study published Monday in the journal of American College of Cardiology , training for a marathon can lower blood pressure and aortic stiffness to the equivalent of a four-year reduction in vascular health.

That's right! Instead of chanting "four more years" at political rallies, you can adopt it for your own life.

So, if running the Boston Marathon is on your list, go for it. Qualifying is another story, but one step at a time. Maybe try a 5k first.

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