Persons who do jogging really live longer than others!!

enjoy jogging, it prolonges your life! - Have a great time by jogging anywhere you like. It keeps you healthy and fit for the rest of life.
@cornyman (1128)
Germany
November 25, 2008 11:22pm CST
A new research from the American Stanford-university suggested over a period of 20 years that persons above 50 years who make it a daily habit live longer than the other persons. After 19 years 34% of the non-joggers died but only than 15% of the non-joggers. Benefit of jogging: - reduces disability, longer healthy - 2 1/2 times less likely to die than non-runner - less likely to die from heart disease, stroke, all cancers, neurologial problems and infections Biggest Benefit: - non-runners were 4.2 times more likely to die from BREAST CANCER during this research period Do you exercise daily or do you make other things to keep yourself fit and healthy? Enjoy the life, keep fit:-)
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20 responses
17 Dec 08
Any Aerobic exercise will be good for you because it increases your heart rate. But out of all of them that you could do like swimming, cycling, circuit training, jogging, etc.....jogging is actually the worst for you. Jogging put repetitive strain on joints in your back, legs, knees and feet and also causes shin splints. Most people are not built to be able to jog without too many worries. And especially if you are short, stocky or overweight jogging isnt something you should do. If you want good health and outside air....take up swimming or cycling. Much much better for you without the risks of joint damage etc
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
28 Nov 08
I believe that is true because those who jog regularly would end up much healthier than those who don't. The benefits of exercise is so much and i really consider it a complete foolishness or laziness not to do it.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
17 Dec 08
Hello cdparazo, are you doing exercises daily, weekly or not at all ;-) There are also other methods that keep us fit, like myLotting. It strengthens our brain, our english and writting skills, our speed at the keyboard and it gives as a better knowledge of unknown things ;-) Have a nice time!
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
I do exercise at least 2x a week. I wish I could make it at least every other day. Well, that would be my new year's resolution. he he he!
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
19 Dec 08
Hi cdparazo, which kind of exercises are you doing? Are you doing the exercises alone or together with your kids/friends? Have a good weekend, take care!
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• India
29 Nov 08
Thats great that you got the research materials but this research was proven long back ago itself and this research is really very true and try to understand this research and do accordingly and you will live a healthy life happily and dont forget to thank cornyman...thanks dude...happy mylotting..
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
17 Dec 08
Hello balacancer22, that can be true. There should be many researches made in the past already about this topic. This was just one of the newest i have found last month. Do you know something about the other studies, which results do they offer us? Have a nice time in myLot!
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• India
18 Dec 08
Other studies in the sense..i have done some research studies in the field of medicine and my research studies have been successfully chosen for academics in certain subjects and i know a lot about these running studies..if you want to know just tell me the topic and give me two days time and i will refer from my library and say you..
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@ralphido (843)
• India
17 Mar 09
well personally i find it tiresome.. but i would recommend it to anyone who has a liking to get up early in the morning from the nice cozy bed and put on your joggin shoes without getting your eyes open...
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
6 May 09
Hello ralphido, yes i know some of this "crazy" persons who get up at 6 or 7 am and the first thing they do is running some laps around their town. Afterwards they take their healthy breakfast and then taking a cold shower... Nothing for me... i like it in the evening when the sun is no more that hot and the wind is blowing little bit. Have a good time in myLot, stay healthy!
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
19 Dec 08
Whatever it be, the present finding is worth paying attention to. Don't you marvel at all this research that is being carried out? Jogging has been a godsend to aging arteries and to the cardiovascular system as a whole. I walk with my dog every evening and is part of my exercise routine.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
20 Dec 08
Hello zandi458, True, even some short walks up- and downstairs in buildings, shopping centers and so on are useful to train our cardiovascular system for improvement. It's always better to do it in the nature because of the "fresh" air like you do it with your dog daily. Have a good time and stay healthy!
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@bodhisatya (2384)
• India
18 Dec 08
O! Thats a very vital information, I have been planning to go for jogging but I am resolved now and would start it right now. Thanks, for the healthy tip again, Bodhisatya
@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
18 Dec 08
Hello bodhisatya, You're welcome, Mylot is there for giving advises for everything :-) And the members can get it for free from the other members. If we go jogging our body will thank it many times. It's also a free gift to live a longer and healthier life. Keep on jogging or exercising :-)
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@TheAgent (221)
• United States
30 Nov 08
I can't say I am a jogger, but I am more a runner. No there really isn't a differance except for the pace. I try to jog sometimes but always seem to start running faster. I run marathons and try to stick to a good training plan. I just can't get myself to run at a jogging pace unless I am really tired. Which usually isn't until I have gone at least 10 miles. I love running trails. I will drive a few hours just to run on a nice trail. I really don't run for my health as much as for the fun of it. Luckily I chose a hobby that is healthy for me. Good luck to everyone. If anyone runs trails by Land between the lakes in Kentucky, send me an email. I would like to meet some new running partners.
@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
20 Dec 08
Wow, i have an uncle who trained for a marathon last year. He said it's very difficult after around half of way. Like you said you get tired and it seems so long. But he wanted to reach the goal and in the end he achieved it. He is very proud now with over 50 years and only some months training for it :-) An when you are already trained in it, it's no problem to make it in a faster pace. Just for the beginners it's a bad idea to run like hell, they will get a nice muscle ache :-) Have a good time, wish to live there in Kentucky then we could run one round together, Merry Christmas!
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
28 Nov 08
My Dear Friend Yes I agree with you jogging makes one physically strong . I think that all physical exercise makes one very strong physically enhancing ones life . Thanks For raising such a good discussion.....! Happy Mylotting ! Take Care ! Ganesh !
@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
16 Dec 08
Hello Ganesh44, which physical exercises are your favorite one's? Sure, there are a lot of other things like Yoga, Pilates, Stretching, Aerobic and many more exercises which could keep you healthy and i believe some of these also would have the same effect like Jogging for our immune system, body and mind. What do you think? Have a good day!
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@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
28 Nov 08
It does sound reasonable but the research makes no mention of the injuries that joggers suffer and that is an important factor to take into consideration. Speed or power walking is just as good and less harmful than jogging and has the same benefits. In fact I walk every day and the benefit is that I can vary my pace to get additional benefits. The distance I cover in my walks each and every day varies as does the amount of time but it would be a very unusual day when I did not walk for at least half an hour. Often I walk for much longer but the time will be broken up into several diferent sessions. You see, the days that I am making deliveries I walk when my truck is parked for my break. Sometimes it might be an hour and other times only 15 minutes but every time I stop for anything, it is time to take a walk. These walks I do have a couple of benefits for me actually. One is that I can still get my exercise; another is that it does help keep me fit and active; it gives me flexibility as joints can become tight from sitting for long periods of time and finally the fresh air helps me. It refreshes and invigorates me and that is what everyone needs if they are in a confined space (ike truck or car for example) for any length of time. Even when I am at home, i.e. not away truck driving, my partner and I will go for a walk our pets tagging along behind us. Yes all the work we do out and around our small organic farm is very physical but the work also involves ciontinually stooping or bending. The work does not get the heart rate up anywhere near what a good walk does, so at the end of our working day we take some time to ourselves to walk.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
29 Nov 08
Hello oldboy, sure there are also injuries if you do jogging but only for the persons who don't understand the methods when they get started with it. For example you should warm up your legs and arms by doing some exercises like stretching them so that the muscles get more flexible. And you shouldn't start with a fast speed in the first minutes. Normally i start walking in the first two minutes and after that i start jogging for some minutes and then i go back to walking speed and so on. The injuries are less in this case. But the study says that they have less pain during their "old years" that seems to be for me an advantage even you have some minor injuries (like ache because you started with to high speed) in the first months. Have a nice day and keep on walking!
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26 Nov 08
Hi cornyman, I am over 50 and I try to excercies, but at the moment I am not too well, but I will start again, as I am disable, I cannot go jogging, but I do go on my exercise bike and a walking machine. Tamara
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
26 Nov 08
Hey Tamara, great to read from you. Aren't you an inspiring example of what people could achieve if they just wanted to. Even when you're disabled, you make the exercise bike and walk on the walking machine to keep your body fit. Many of the "normal" people are too lazy to make this things. They really should take you as an example, that it is possible for everybody. But the most important thing is that it is helpful for being healthy much longer, for having a better immune system to destroy the virus and bacterias which want to conquer our body day by day. Keep on doing exercise, Tamara and have a nice day!
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@perla04 (17)
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
I believe that doing exercise daily makes our body more healthy, flexible,Physically fit and enjoyable...Actually every morning before i get up on my bed, i do some exercises like cycling and stretching for at least ten minutes. When i go to school instead of riding in a tricycle going to the terminal bus i do walking for ten minutes... In this way i kept myself in good condition.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
15 Dec 08
Hello perla04, nice to see you again in myLot. It's true that you usually need only around 30 minutes to increase the performance of your body, especially the brain power will be higher by 15%. And now we know that it also prevents most of the other diseases which plague us during the older ages. I think it's a good start of the day doing exercises, cycling and walking! Have a good start in this week!
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@Beruang (1309)
• Malaysia
26 Nov 08
Theoretically that is what they said and I think that is quite true since people who exercise are less prone to getting sick. Unless you got hit by a truck while jogging, you are probably going to be healthier than those who do not jog or do any other exercises in order to keep fit. I have been planning to exercise on daily basis but that has not happened yet but the plan is still there. It is just a matter or executing it. I have been wanting to jog. Previously I had no running shoes as all of them are too old and too small already and now I have bought a new pair. So, I really do not have anymore excuse not to jog but my laziness is still in control of me. My brain wants to do it by my body is resisting every effort to do it. Anyway, I am still pushing for it to happen as there are many benefits of regular exercises. Cheers!
@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
28 Nov 08
Hello Beruang, every start is difficult when we don't get rid of our own laziness :-) Scientists tell us when we do new things three times in a row without a break then our brain get used to it and will make a habit and let it welcome in our life. Give it a try and after 3 days you'll continue automatically and the lucky hormones will help you also which are produced from jogging after around 20 to 30 minutes. Hope to hear from your jogging success soon :-) Have a nice day and a good time in myLot!
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@salonga (27859)
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
Oh I'm happy that my hubby and I are regular joggers. It means we are living longer. Ha!ha!ha! I just wish that is really true.I would love it to live longer with my beloved husband. Anyway, what is important to me is to be healthy while still living. It's hard to live when weak and sickly. We don't wanna be a burden to our son. This is the reason why we make it a point to live a healthy life. We don't just jog, we also eat healthy food. No fatty and junks...but more on fresh fruits and veggies. It's hard to be lax on our health. It is better to keep each day a healthy day so there would be no day to regret.Cheers!
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@nvtellan (1907)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
When I was still single, I used to maintain my weight and do some sort of exercises and stretchings. Lately, after getting married and having a child, I got occupied with so many things. I'm getting fat and the only exercise that I can do is carry my 2 year old baby and the regular walkings.
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• United States
14 Feb 09
That is great for me. I am young but I think running has become something I will maintain for life, so when I am 50 I will keep at it. I hope this motivates more Americans to aim for a healthy lifestyle!
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@missybear (11395)
• United States
14 Feb 09
I like to walk but jogging isn't my speed. I rather walk a couple miles a day it's good for you too.
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• Germany
14 Feb 09
Hello cornyman, that's really a good information. I think i will tell my parents and other relatives that they should do more exercises so that they can keep fit and their health will be much better and for a longer time. It's also important for our health care system because less costs makes us also pay less into the insurance and this can save us on the long run much money. Some health care companies pay money in Germany for taking part in such sport clubs where you can train your fitness. At the moment i'm pregnant, so i did less exercises than the months and years before pregnancy. But in a few days our baby boy will be due and i hope i can start doing exercises more regularly. Especially when i go out with my husband and our baby for some walks. And i want to loose the gained weight from the pregnancy. It is around 20 kilos (after birth it should be around 12 to 15 kilos which i want to loose!). So that's my story and i will definitely start doing exercise and if it's only walking with our baby. It helps to support our help!
@youless (97425)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Feb 09
jogging - jogging is good for the health
This is a good news. In fact sports is good for the health. But I don't like jogging. However, everyday I go to work and go home on foot for about half an hour. It is my way to do some exercise. Hopefully it can work as well as the jogging:) I love China
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@mazdakid (347)
• Philippines
15 Dec 08
hi there cornyman! thank you for the interesting topic and researches to prove the great health benefits of jogging. =) it is true that jogging can and will improve your health because it is a cardiovascular exercise, which means that your heart and circulatory system is getting a great exercise. this, along with proper diet and sleep, helps eliminate too much cholesterol and harmful elements from your body. at the same time, you lose fat and weight. too much fat and weight can cause a lot of diseases, aside from the cardiovascular disorders. and, jogging, like any other exercises or strenuous activities, release natural chemicals from the brain called endorphins, which give a legal and natural "high". this feeling of euphoria makes you feel happier and optimistic. this means your heart beats "happier", and you have a better and optimistic view of life, which results in better longevity. however, i think we should also add that jogging can prolong one's life if it's not overdone and if the location is right for exercise, such as a clean park. overexercising is bad, and jogging in smoggy or polluted areas may do more harm than good, especially with exposure to lead (which has been proven to rapidly decrease your IQ level), carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and other pollutants. but as long as jogging is done properly and consistently, it will help people live longer than others. thanks and more power to you! =)
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@hershiez (464)
6 May 09
Hi and hello there cornyman! ^_^ I agree with your t0pic. Jogging is really a good cardiovascular exercise. ^_^ And yes, I do exercise but not daily. I do it every other day.^_^