Using the aggregated (and anonymous) data of Fitbit users, a research team took a closer look at the health benefits of running and found that the activity, at any level, carries some quantifiable health benefits.
Number of 2014–2015 users whose data Fitbit’s research team analyzed
How much lower the resting heart rate is of Fitbit users who run as compared to the average user who doesn’t run
0:20 per mile
Typical pace of a Fitbit runner
How much a user’s resting heart rate lowered for every run per week
3X per week
Users who ran this often had resting heart rates 1.8 BPM lower than those who ran just once a week.
For each mile users run in their regular running routine, their resting heart rate decreased by an additional 0.75 BPM.