Friday, May 04, 2012
Light running can add as much as 6 years to lifespan...
The chief cardiologist of the Copenhagen City Heart Study, Peter Schnor, noted that the study data on running was akin to what other studies have shown on alcohol consumption--the biggest benefit seems to come from people who follow a regular but moderate approach, compared to either extreme of abstention or overindulgence. "Mortality is lower in people reporting moderate jogging, than in non-joggers or those undertaking extreme levels of exercise," said Schnor.
The Copenhagen study involves almost 20,000 city residents who were between the ages of 20 and 93 in 1976. It has previously found similar protective benefits for activity in general and cycling in particular.
Posted by John Desmond at Friday, May 04, 2012