Too much of anything is bad for you, be it food, drink, work, partying, and now it seems even exercise. Yes, according to very recent report, a study which involved more than 3,800 individuals of an average age of 46 who ran regularly, just as no exercise at all can shorten your life span, so too can excessive jogging.

The conclusion that this study came to are:

  • People who do a moderate amount of exercise live the longest.
  • Those who do no exercise, or do too much have shortened life spans.
  • The optimal amount of exercise is two to three hours a week.

We all know that regular running has a lot of benefits that include stress relief, weight control, blood pressure control and lower levels of cholesterol. That still holds true, but apparently there is a limit to what you ought to do. Beyond that other factors start to outweighthese benefits.

This study was carried out at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the Lehigh Valley Health Network, in Pennsylvania.

The runners reported on how much they ran, and on other factors such as their use of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and also on heart risk conditions such as blood pressure, cholesterol, family history and history of smoking. However researchers any correlations between these last two factors and shorter life expectancy. They did find however that people who regularly ran long distances had a shorter life span. However, no differences that could explain this relation could be found.

This is a preliminary study, and has not yet been published in any peer reviewed journal. No one is advised to stop running, based on this, however, they are asked to keep abreast of new findings in this field. The conclusion they drew is that both those people who don’t exercise and those who exercise excessively have shorter life spans than those who exercise moderately.

Dr. James O’Keefe, director of preventive cardiology at the Mid-American Heart Institute in Kansas City who reviewed these findings has suggested that runners who ran long distances regularly may be wearing out their bodies more quickly. He also felt regular extreme exercise may force the heart to be modified in a manner that will neutralize the health benefits. His advice? Slow to moderate paced jogging for a total of one to 2.5 hours.

Other experts suggest that the optimum running schedule should be two to three hours a week. So there you have it. You must exercise, but, as in everything else in life, in moderation.

[gss ids=”635,636,637,639″]

Too much jogging can lead you to an early gravehttp://www.aartiinformatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/jogging6.jpghttp://www.aartiinformatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/jogging6-300x300.jpgAarti InformaticsUncategorizedexercise,exercise excessively,exercise jogging,extreme exercise,is jogging healthy,jogging,regular running,runnersToo much of anything is bad for you, be it food, drink, work, partying, and now it seems even exercise. Yes, according to very recent report, a study which involved more than 3,800 individuals of an average age of 46 who ran regularly, just as no exercise at all...Daily News, News Magazine, Online Magazine