Jogging adds five years to your life

Jogging for an hour every week could add years to your life

Regular, gentle jogging can extend our lives by approximately five years, according to new research.

Chief cardiologist of the Copenhagen City Heart Study, Peter Schnohr, found that an hour of gentle jogging a week could benefit our hearts even more than an intense run.

‘We can say with certainty that regular jogging increases longevity. The good news is that you don’t actually need to do that much to reap the benefits.’

‘You should aim to feel a little breathless, but not very breathless,’ he added.

The study looked at 2,000 joggers and found that women who jog at a slow or average speed could extend their life by an average of 6.2 years.

Experts say this impact of jogging on life span is linked to the demand of gentle physical activity on our stamina.

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