For the study “Running as a Key Lifestyle Medicine for Longevity,” Dr. Lee and his colleagues drew on a three-year-old study, gathered numerous other data, and confirmed the findings thus far.
Nevertheless, you naturally couldn’t increase your life expectancy indefinitely by running, emphasizes Dr. Lee. The additional time to live is capped at about three years, regardless of how much you run.
According to the study by the Cooper Institute, jogging actually has the best effect compared to other sports like walking or cycling. The reason why is unclear, says Dr. Lee.