Jogging for five minutes has benefits similar to long-distance running

A recent study showed that jogging for a few minutes a day has a similar effectiveness to long-distance running in terms of prolonging life expectancy. It also indicated that people who practice jogging have higher life expectancy rates than those recorded among people with weak mobility.

 

The results of this study, which was conducted by researchers from the University of Iowa and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, showed that people who run for only five to ten minutes a day can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and early death.

The study authors did not notice any major differences between people who ran for short periods of time (50 minutes per week) and those who ran a lot (180 minutes per week), fast or slow (less than 10 km per hour).

Thus, people who practice jogging reduce by 30% their risk of early death and by 45% their risk of death from cardiovascular diseases compared to people with poor levels of movement.

The study also showed that the life expectancy of people who practice running is three years higher than that of people who do not run.

Dak Chul Lee, one of the main supervisors of the study, commented, “Since the length of free time represents one of the biggest obstacles to practicing physical activity, this study can motivate people to start practicing running.”

This study was conducted in Texas, in the southern United States, on more than 55,000 adults, with an average age of 44 years, who were followed for 15 years.

The researchers also noted that jogging for five minutes has health benefits similar to those provided by walking for a quarter of an hour.

A study published by The Lancet magazine in 2011 showed that daily brisk walking for fifteen minutes, half the recommended period, allows for an increase in life expectancy by three years.

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