Not always the first one to cross the finish line? Well, there’s good news for you joggers out there as the activity may be better for your health than a fast-paced run, new research suggests.
In fact, going for a jog could be not only as good as running, but even better for your health in the long run (pun intended), according to a study by researchers from Denmark and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC.)
For the study, researchers followed over 5000 people who were a part of the Copenhagen City Heart Study. They tracked those who were non-joggers and those who were joggers who kept a slow, moderate, or strenuous pace.
Over a twelve year period, the researchers assessed the health of the participants as well as their mortality. The data showed that 28 of the joggers and 128 of the non-joggers had died during this time.
For the joggers with a more moderate pace, the risk of death was lower than the more strenuous joggers and, according to the study, jogging just three times a week was linked to the lowest overall mortality risk.