Jogging can adds years to your life
Copenhagen, Denmark (AHN) – Here is some news that will jog your brain and may even motivate you to move.
A study from scientists at Bispebjerg University Hospital in Copenhagen found that jogging for just an hour a week can increase an person’s life expectancy by around six years.
The even better news from the Copenhagen City Heart study is that a gentle jog is better for you than any sort of extreme workout.
Researchers found that jogging at a slow or average pace for one or two hours a week can extend life expectancy of men by some 6.2 years and women by 5.6 years, reducing the risk of death by 44 percent.
The study of roughly 20,000 men and women aged 20 to 93 was launched to refute previous suggestions that jogging is bad for people’s health.
Jogging is said to deliver myriad health benefits including improving oxygen uptake, lowering blood pressure, preventing obesity, improving cardiac function and lifting mood, in addition to other benefits.
Jogging from the couch to the fridge doesn’t count.