Bucharest, September 22, 2015/ Independent Balkan News AgencyBy Irina StoicaWhen it comes to keeping in shape, Romanians tend to run off their extra pounds. Running and jogging represent the weapon of choice against a sedentary lifestyle in Romania. It's the most widespread activity among people who get involved in sports in their free time. A recent study shows that 61% of them chose running. Almost 30% of Romanians involved in physical activities prefer swimming, cycling, aerobics and pool, while football is the first choice for 24% of the people involved in the study.Most of the joggers (50%) run at least once a week, while 21% say they do it less than once a month. The average distance people run is 7 kilometers. Only 12% of the respondents go beyond 10 kilometers.The research also shows that the number of people who got involved în sports is on the rise. 63% of the respondents say they practice a form of physical activity. That's 6% more than in 2014.