5.6 years

Additional years of life gained by women who jogged regularly, compared with women who didn’t, according to a Danish study. Male joggers lived 6.2 years longer than men who didn’t jog. Over the 35-year study, joggers had a 44% lower risk of death than non-joggers. For maximum benefits to lifespan, the study recommends jogging for 1 to 2.5 hours per week at a slow or average pace — not more, not less and not more extremely. “You should aim to feel a little breathless, but not very breathless,” said study author Peter Schnohr. [via Today]

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