Jogging on a regular basis can extend the life expectancy of men by
6.2 years and women by 5.6 years, according to an assessment of data
from the ongoing Copenhagen City Heart Study.
The analysis revealed that between one and 2.5 hours a week of running at
a slow to moderate pace is enough to boost life expectancy.
“We can say with certainty that regular jogging increases longevity,” say researchers.
The Copenhagen City Heart Study, which started in 1976, has been the basis of more than 750 scientific papers. For the jogging sub-study, the researchers compared the life spans of 1,116 male joggers and 762 female joggers with non-joggers. from Globe and Mail