A 35 year follow-up study involving more than 1878 participants has shown that joggers have a 44% lower relative risk of death compared with non-joggers. This represents an age-adjusted survival benefit of 6.2 years for men and 5.6 years for women. The joggers in this study jogged at least 1 hour per week at a slow to moderate pace. Most joggers also reported an overall positive sense of well-being. This data was presented at EuroPRevent 2012, and will be published later.
PositiveTip: Moderate, regular physical activity can improve quality of life and extend it also!