jog for longer life!

i’ve never been a “runner” – i don’t care about speed or have the ambition to go faster than anyone. i like go about my own speed and push myself to get in 45 minutes to 1 hour each time. with a little more work, i can reap the rewards of the this: according to a Danish study, jogging can add about 6 years to your life!

in a study of non-joggers and joggers, researchers found that male joggers can extend their life by 6.2 years and women by 5.6 years from jogging at a slow pace 1 to 2-1/2 hours weekly. benefits of jogging include improvements in:

  • Oxygen uptake
  • Insulin sensitivity
  • Lipid profiles (raising “good” HDL cholesterol and lowering triglycerides)
  • Heart function
  • Bone density
  • Immune function
  • Psychological function
in addition, jogging helps lower blood pressure, reduce platelet aggregation and prevent obesity.

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read article on Yahoo! Health from HealthDay: Joggers Live Longer, Study Says

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