A relatively moderate exercise that is easily included into most any fitness routine, regular jogging has been been found to extend life by up to 6 years or more. When compared to non-joggers, the death rate of active joggers is astonishingly low.
Start Jogging or Walking to Extend Life by Up to 6 Years!
The study, which may soon encourage thousands of health conscious individuals to take up jogging as their new favorite hobby, determined that simply performing the exercise on a routine basis resulted in a lifespan increase of around 6.2 years for men and 5.6 years for women. When considering the potential life expectancy increase when coupled with a healthy nutritional intake full of high quality organic produce and other life-promoting foods, it is easy to see that you can easily extend life by far more than 5-6 years.
Presented at the EuroPRevent2012 conference centered in Dublin Ireland, Danish scientists who conducted the research reviewed information from one lengthy cardiovascular study known as the Copenhagen City Heart Study. The mega-study followed around 20,000 men and women alike between the ages of 20 and 93 since 1973. Asked how often they jogged per week, participant deaths were recorded.
An astounding 10,158 deaths were recorded among the non-joggers within the study, whereas only 122 deaths were reported among the joggers. All in all, female joggers were 44% less likely to die than non-joggers from any cause in addition to the improved lifespan benefits.
What’s more, the optimum amount of benefit occurred within participants who jogged between just 1 and 2 ½ hours per week over three session. The numbers are right in line with high intensity interval training (HIIT), which follows the principal that ‘less is more’ when it comes to exercise. Study author Dr. Peter Schnohr explains:
“The good news is that you don’t actually need to do that much to reap the benefits.”
Similar research found that just just 15 minutes per day of exercise can extend life by up to 3 years. The study, published in the journal Lancet, highlights the extreme benefits of a natural health lifestyle.
What’s fantastic about jogging and especially walking is that both of these exercises can be done in the great outdoors. To add even more benefit, try forest bathing – simply taking a walk in the woods can make you happier, healthier, and even smarter. Whether jogging or participating in another form of routine exercise, one thing is for certain – you will increase your lifespan, feel better, and prevent disease.