Regular Jogging adds Years to your Life Expectancy

by Malc on August 3, 2012

English: Jogging with dog at Carcavelos Beach ...Recently the results from a long-term cardiovascular study were presented and the findings were very interesting.

Researchers in Denmark documented the health of approximately 20,000 adults living in Copenhagen and discovered that jogging regularly, may increase your life by up to 6 years.

The study started in 1976 and found that men jogging as little as 60 minutes a week outlived other men who didn’t by an average 6.2 years, while women averaged 5.6 years.

It also showed that you don’t have to pound the pavements either, a slow to average pace in enough to make a difference.

The health benefits of jogging have long been argued by experts, but this study conclusively proves that you don’t have to put very much effort into keeping healthy to derive the benefits to your lifespan.


  • James Pailly

    I suppose this means other forms of light exercise can help too. It’s good to know even a little bit of effort can make a big difference.

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