And that longer life is often a happier life, he said, since joggers reported an overall sense of well-being.
You don't actually need to do that much to reap the benefits. The optimum benefit was realized for those who jogged 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.
Participants in the study ranged in age from 20 to 79.
So are you ever too old to jog? Probably not.
According to LiveStrong.com, citing a Stanford University study, older Americans do not increase their chances of developing joint pain and arthritis by jogging regularly. The sedentary group in the study consistently reported more instances of pain and poor health compared with the running group.
The web site recommends:
And of course consult your physician before starting any exercise program.