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Jogging Adds Years to Life & Makes You Happier

Posted Sep 28 2012 9:00am

Danish researchers have found that those who jog at least an hour a week can add an average of six more years to their life.

According to Dr. Peter Schnohr, chief cardiologist from the Copenhagen City Heart study, there is an "age-adjusted survival benefit of 6.2 years in men and 5.6 years in women."
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, 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.
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