I used to jog years ago and have been trying to add in a few days per week to supplement my cycling (which I prefer) but maybe I should learn to like jogging a bit more. It may not be fun for me, but with benefits like this, it's hard not to like the end result. More on the Danish study via Today:
The findings show that women who regularly jogged lived 5.6 years longer than women who didn't, and men who jogged lived 6.2 years longer than those who didn't.
Jogging for one to 2.5 hours per week at a slow or average pace seemed to deliver the greatest benefit, said study researcher Peter Schnohr, chief cardiologist of the Copenhagen City Heart Study.
"We can say with certainty that regular jogging increases longevity. The good news is that you don't actually need to do that much to reap the benefits," Schnohr said in a statement.