Study Finds Strenuous Jogging May Shorten Lifespan

Posted on February 14, 2015

Slow and steady wins the race as the saying goes. A new study has found that intense running may not be good for you like lighter jogging is. The study was reported in the Journal of The American College of Cardiology.

The L.A. Times reports that the study found jogging 1 to 1.4 hours per week no more than three days per week is the most favorable pace for reducing mortality. A slow pace according to the study is around 5 mph, or a 12-minute mile.

Dr. Tara Narula, cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, talked about the study on CBS This Morning. She explains that the strenuous joggers in the study died at around the same age as people who sit too much. She provided a list of problems that may result from hardcover exercise. However, the study shows a huge benefit from light to moderate jogging. Take a look: