You’ll Never Guess What Could be as Bad for You as a Sedentary Lifestyle

090328-running-jogging-02Medical studies revealed several years ago that a sedentary lifestyle, including sitting for long periods of time each day, was as deadly for your body as smoking. But a new study this week finds that going to the other extreme can be just as deadly. According to Breaking Christian News, the new study find that “heavy joggers are as likely to die as those leading a sedentary life.” The study did also find that “light joggers”, defined as running about 3 times a week at a slower pace have the optimum life expectancy. The researchers tracked 1,098 healthy joggers and 413 healthy but sedentary non-joggers for 12 years. They found that “strenuous joggers were as likely to die as sedentary non-joggers, while light joggers had the lowest rates of death.”

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