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Slow Jogging May Extend Your Life By Years

Posted: June 4, 2012

Danish researchers have new evidence that an hour of jogging a week can extend your lifespan by at least six years. Jogging was linked with a 44% reduction in the relative risk of death over 35 years compared with deaths among non-joggers.

This reduction in risk translates into an “age-adjusted survival benefit” of 6.2 years for men and 5.6 years for women.

And you don’t have to run fast to increase your longevity.

The most benefit was realized for joggers who ran at a “slow-to-average pace” between an hour and two and half hours done in two to three sessions over the course of a week.

In summary: jogging is good for your health and you don’t need to do much or go fast to gain the benefits!

Source: MedPage Today

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