Light Jogging May Be The Key To Long Life, Study Finds

February 3, 2015 3:57 PM

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Light Jogging May Be The Key To Long Life, Study Finds

In the study, published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers evaluated 5,048 healthy participants in the Copenhagen City Heart Study. They identified and tracked 1,098 healthy joggers and 413 healthy but sedentary non-joggers over the course of 12 years. They gained access to records that logged hours of jogging, frequency and the participants' perception of pace.

In the end, they found the optimal frequency of jogging was no more than three times per week -- or between one and 2.4 hours per week -- and that slow to moderate joggers enjoyed dramatically lower mortality rates than fast-paced runners. In short, people who jogged strenuously and frequently were ...

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