Regular jogging increases men’s and women’s life expectancy for 6 and 5 years respectively.
According to the doctors who studied the statistics fixing the life span of about 2000 Danish runners, it is enough to jog one hour a week to improve life quality and health. Besides, jogging is the most optimal physical activity. Peter Snore, the chief cardiologist of the project, is sure that regular jogging increases life expectancy. And the good news is that you do not really need to devote much time to this.
The study began in 1976. Over 20,000 people aged 20 to 93 years participated in it. The dependence between the intensity of running and the duration of life was studied. For those runners who did not devote every day to this activity and only jogged, the mortality due to cardiovascular disease was lower than for those who did this more often and more intensively.