June 13, 2012

Especially for Your Feet

1 Moderate Jogging Healthier Than Hard Running

According to a report presented at the recent meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, moderate exercise may be more life-extending than more intense physical exertion. A study of the health records of over 50,000 American adults spanning more than thirty years found that those who reported running on a regular basis enjoyed an almost 20 percent lower risk of dying from any cause compared to non-runners, and that running at a moderate level -- from 1 to 20 miles weekly at a jogging pace -- reduced the death rate more than running farther than 20 miles or faster than 7 miles per hour. This finding supports a previous Danish study which found that those who jogged casually for 60-90 minutes a week lived longer than non-runners or those who ran faster.

More at Nytimes.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Jogging Often Can Add Years to Life

Tags: American College of Sports Medicine, Jogging, Longevity, Jogging and Life Span, Jogging and Death Rates, Running and Death Rates, Arnold School of Public Health, Exercise and Longevity

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