Health Too Much Jogging May Be as Bad for You as Not Running At All, Study Suggests Published 6 years ago on February 4, 2015 By Oakland Post (AP Photo) (The Independent) – Years of running too long and too far could be as bad for you as doing nothing at all, a study has suggested. Scientists have claimed “light” joggers who run for just one to 2.4 hours a week – and no more than three times a week – have the highest life expectancy rates. Researchers tracked the progress of 1,098 healthy joggers and 413 healthy but sedentary non-joggers for 12 years. The findings of the study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found the life expectancy of heavy-duty joggers was as low as those who did no jogging at all. The study also found significantly lower mortality rates among those who adopted a slow, or moderate jogging pace, while those who ran at a fast pace again had a similar rate as sedentary non-joggers. READ MORE Related Topics:exercisejoggingrunning Up Next Nurses Donate to Medical Corps to Fight Ebola in West Africa Don't Miss Retired Baby Boomers Face Emotional Adjustments Oakland Post Continue Reading You may like runDisney’s 2019–2020 season offers a variety of themes, distances Bank of America Chicago Marathon Generates Record-Breaking $378 Million for Chicago Economy in 2018 COMMENTARY: We must approach ending Alzheimer’s with the urgency it deserves Mental illness, homelessness major issue in South Los Angeles Department of Health Joins Hurricane Exercise to Prep for Upcoming Storm Season Temeko Richardson runs with passion and purpose to end homelessness Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.