Journal of the American College of Cardiology has put together information in order to build a strong case involving jogging. The easiest to handle and to do, the cheapest and maybe the most fun of them all, jogging has fallen on a lower step after the information about it has changed in a very curious way: jogging more than indicated, you can risk dying earlier.
Scientists have studied the behavior, the state of well being, and the after workout periods of passionate joggers and the number wasn’t light. Dr. Peter Schnohr and colleagues analyzed 5,048 healthy individuals, of which 1098 of them were healthy running lovers and 3950 were non-joggers. They have all participated to the study and in this way dedicating 12 years of their day to day lives. In all of these years, the scientists have took track of their frequency of getting out to jog their heels up, the number of hours or minutes they have spend doing this particular activity and the pace they have been doing it.
The best results were obtained by those who have maintained a 2 hours and a half jogging session in one week time. Scientists approved that the people that had this time of exercise program would be least likely to die in this time than others. On the contrary, those who didn’t do any exercise and in this case, didn’t care to jog had the same long term results as those who ran more than 4 hours in one week: the highest death rates were registered in these particular cases. The reason behind this fact is that long-term demanding and laborious exercise may lead to pathological structural changes in the composition of the heart and the arteries. Maureen Talbot, senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation, has been the one who openly shared her opinions about the study.
“This study shows that you don’t have to run marathons to keep your heart healthy. Light and moderate jogging was found to be more beneficial than being inactive or undertaking strenuous jogging, possibly adding years to your life. National guidelines recommend we do 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week. It may sound like a lot, but even brisk walking is good exercise. And if you’re bit of a couch potato, this is a good place to start.”
In what an active, brisk walk is concerned, it has the unbelievable power of reducing the risk of an early death by 16 to 30 percent.
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