Jogging is great, but too much can be harmful.
“In this study, the dose of running that was most favorable for reducing mortality was jogging 1 to 2.4 hours per week, with no more than three running days per week,” said study researcher Jacob Marott of the Frederiksberg Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark.
He said jogging five miles per hour, at a slow or average pace, is best.
The reason behind this is due to the amount of excessive stress it puts on the body.
Investigators discovered that strenuous joggers “were as likely to die during that time period as the sedentary non-joggers. Light joggers and moderate joggers fared better, in that order, Marott’s team found,” MedlinePlus said. Why might strenuous jogging be harmful to one’s health? “We believe that long-term strenuous endurance exercise may induce pathological structural remodeling of the heart and large arteries,” Marott said. The findings were printed in the February 10, 2015 edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology