The study which included more that 20000 people over a 35-year span, showed that the risk of death was reduced by 44 percent for joggers. In fact, male joggers benefited from an additional 6.2 years, and female jogger’s gained 5.6 years.
The good news s that the folks with the highest longevity benefits reported jogging at a slow or average pace only 2 to 3 times per week. Benefits are maximized by jogging 1 to 2.5 hours per week.
More reasons to RUN
- Running boosts the production of collagen in skin cells and flushes out waste, keeping your skin clearer. Increased blood flow also tones muscles in the face.
- Running boosts blood flow to the brain.
- Jogging can actually alter your metabolism, that is, the speed at which your body burns fat.