It’s just one study, but it touches on one of my favorite topics. Can science actually tell us whether running or jogging is good for us? And what is the ideal amount?
A study from Copenhagen looked at people between the ages of 20 and 93, and measured how much they ran. They did this over a 20-year period. Turns out people jogging lightly, a couple of times of week, are living longer lives.
For me, the study’s biggest limitation is in what it measures! Longevity is a commonly used marker for health, but how does it compare to other factors? How many people actually run so they can live longer? A lot of people run because they feel pleasure in the moment. Others do it because it makes them feel stronger with everything they do in life.
For more on the study from Peter Schnohr, MD, in Copenhagen, please read the JAMA article by clicking here.