03 May 2012

Running from premature death

Jogging has increased the life expectancy of Danes
for five years

Copper newsDanish cardiologists discovered America: they once again found out that regular jogging increases life expectancy by more than five years.

Such data were obtained during a study conducted by a group of scientists led by Peter Schnohr from the University of Copenhagen, EurekAlert reports! (Regular jogging shows dramatic increase in life expectancy).

More than 20 thousand men and women aged 20 to 93 years were selected to participate in the study, which began in 1976. The authors of the scientific work wanted to assess the impact of various risk factors for myocardial infarction and stroke, as well as ways to prevent these circulatory disorders.

Almost two thousand participants regularly made runs. The risk of death in this group was 44 percent lower than among those who did not run. In addition, compared with the main group, the life expectancy of male runners was 6.2 years longer, and female – 5.6 years.

After evaluating the data obtained, the scientists also determined the optimal jogging pace and sports regime. According to the results of the study, for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, it is necessary to run at an average or low pace two to three times a week. At the same time, the total duration of the runs should be from one to two and a half hours.

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