Bolstering your oxygen levels though jogging can do a lot more than help with weight management.
According to research from Copenhagen City Heart presented at the EuroPRevent2012, jogging can increase men’s life expectancy by 6.2 years and women’s by 5.6 years.
The study also showed that between one and two and half hours of jogging per week, taken over two to three sessions, delivered optimum benefits, particularly when executed at a slow or average pace.
Diet and fitness expert Laura Williams explained that running helps to alleviate stress as it promotes the release of endorphins, of the body’s “feel-good chemicals”.
She said: “You can use running as quiet time to focus and contemplate, two things that can be difficult to do in other environments when there are so many distractions.”
The expert added that the activity could give you time to take in your surroundings and focus on breathing for “a little time out, basically, from your To Do list”.
Posted by Stewart Elliott
08/05/2012 14:16:09Subscribe to the News RSS feed