Benefits of jogging come with going slowly

Jogging in the cityPeople do exercise for different reasons. For example, some people might want to lose weight and other people might want to get fit for specific sports.

I’ve reached the age where I’m thinking it would be nice to live for a bit longer, and be healthier while I’m still alive. It’s for this reason that an article published in a cardiology journal this week caught my eye.

The authors of the article had looked at a study on cardiac health carried out in Denmark over a long period of time. They had compared healthy people who jogged regularly with those who didn’t jog and were fairly inactive otherwise (sedentary lifestyle).

The main thing they were interested in was how jogging affected the risk of someone dying (from any cause).

Most people know about the benefits of jogging, and there is all sorts of medical evidence to back this up. The article this week had some surprising conclusions about how much jogging you need to do. [Read more…]