Many of us (especially the middle aged people) aims to get more years in our lives to enjoy life as it is and to see our kids grow as we continue to age. Right diet and exercise has always been the usual answer to sustain our natural process of aging.
For more than a month, I began observing a healthy lifestyle as I started to feel weak and easily tired doing even light house chores. I even bought an exercise machine to aid me in burning more calories after eating some fatty foods. But nothing really beats getting out of the house and jogging a mile while you breathe some morning fresh air.
A new research presented last week in Dublin (Denmark) at a heart and health symposium showed significant data in helping people to prevent heart disease and stroke. Men who regularly jog can add 6.2 years to their life while women can increase at least 5.6 years.
The study also intends to prove whether jogging is healthy or not, for some people believe that it is too exhausting particularly for the middle-aged groups as part of the investigative works of Dr. Peter Schnor (cardiologist).
Dr. Schnor states that we don’t actually need to do that much to take in the benefits. A two and a half hours a week jog (broken down in to two or three sessions) can deliver optimum results. He also suggests having it done in a slow or average pace.
“Aim to feel a little breathless but not very breathless,” he adds.
Aside from the possibility of expanding years of age, jogging can help reduce belly fat which is a serious pose to our health.
It doesn’t matter if you run slower than your “jogging peers” for the pace may vary depending on your capacity. What is important is that you felt good after that aerobic training.
Yep! It even does some de-stressing on the side.