Being active is good. But could a lot of jogging put your health at risk instead of making it better?
Harder, Faster, Better?Most of us know people entertaining us with stories of their personal running records. How their bodies ached and what mental power it took to shave off another five seconds or add another mile to the total track.In short: how they ignored pain and warning whistles, ground their teeth and succeeded!Danish researchers wondered if those guys have that much to be proud of and looked at the data of 1,098 joggers and 3,950 healthy non-joggers. They show that more isn't alway better:
- Compared with non-joggers, people who jogged 1 to 2.4 hours per week had the lowest total mortality rate
- Among the joggers, the lowest mortality rate was found among light joggers
- The mortality rate for "strenuous" joggers was nearly as high as for sedentary persons