Can a Short Jog Lead to a Longer Life?
Saturday, March 14, 2015 01:49 PM

For a long life, a couple hours of jogging at a moderate pace spread over a week might just be the optimal dose, the Copenhagen City Heart Study showed.

The biggest premature mortality risk was seen with either no jogging or extreme bouts of jogging.

The lowest all-cause mortality risks were associated with:

  • A duration of 1 to 2.4 hours of jogging per week 

  • A frequency of two to three times per week or at least once per week 

  • A pace that was slow or average

"Many adults will perceive this to be a goal that is practical, achievable, and sustainable," authors group wrote.

"The general consensus of the data certainly suggests that 'More is not better!' regarding running and mortality."