Extend Your Life span upto 6 years By Doing this

Tuesday, 7 August 2012 0 comments

A research on life span reveals secret on how to expand our life span.
Tie on your running shoes and hit the pavement. But don't go too fast! Just jog at a nice, even pace. You could add about six years to your life by jogging regularly, according to Danish researchers with the Copenhagen City Heart Study.

"The results of our research allow us to definitively answer the question of whether jogging is good for your health," Peter Schnohr, chief cardiologist of the long-running Copenhagen City Heart Study, said in a news release from the European Society of Cardiology. "We can say with certainty that regular jogging increases longevity. The good news is that you don't actually need to do that much to reap the benefits."

The study: The Danish team used data from the Copenhagen City Heart Study, which was begun in 1976 with some 20,000 people ages 20 to 93, some of whom were joggers and others of whom were not. From this group, Schnohr's team selected 1,116 male joggers and 762 female joggers and asked them questions about their jogging routine, including how fast they jogged and how long they jogged each week.

The results: Over the 35-year study period among all 20,000 participants, 10,158 non-joggers died and 122 joggers died. This equates to a 44 percent drop in the risk of death for both male and female joggers. Specifically, Schnohr's team found that male joggers can extend their life by 6.2 years and women by 5.6 years.

How fast do you need to jog for the biggest benefits? That's the good news. In terms of increasing your longevity, a slower pace is actually better than going faster. Just be sure to move fast enough so you are a little bit out of breath.

How long do you need to jog for the biggest benefits? The minimum is one hour a week, but two to two-and-a-half hours a week is ideal. Translation: 30 minutes a day for five days a week.

How does jogging increase life expectancy? The Danish team found 10 contributing factors:
  • Oxygen uptake
  • Insulin sensitivity
  • Raising HDL "good" cholesterol and lowering triglycerides
  • Heart function
  • Bone density
  • Immune function
  • Improved psychological well-being
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces platelet aggregation
  • Helps prevent obesity
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