Exercise can greatly enhance not only the quality of your life here on earth, but it can also greatly increase the actual time you have here in this physical body here on earth as well. More evidence is pouring in of that nature, so it’s pretty hard to deny the obvious health and longevity benefits that exercise has in general.
A new study is pointing to some pretty compelling statistics that jogging is a huge factor in longevity (life span). Those that jogged as little as one hour a week at a moderate pace (not even running, just jogging) lived several years longer than those in the study who did not jog at all.
I love jogging, and don’t get to do nearly enough of it in my opinion. I’m not a fan of jogging on a treadmill, I’d rather work out on an elliptical maching any day over that. But I love jogging outside in the cooler crisp fall weather and in the earlier or later hours in the summer when the sunny heat has cooled a bit.
The exposure to the colors and scents of the outdoors, coupled with the fresh air is really an invigorating feeling, and I love how it makes me feel energized and ready to conquer anything. There really is something to the idea that runners and joggers experience a sort of high from jogging.
You definitely get some sort of endorphin rush when you are doing it, and afterwards you feel pretty amazing, with all your anxiety spent out of your body and relaxation setting in. I think jogging outdoors is one of the best exercises for me personally because of the multitude of not only physical benefits, but also of mental health benefits.
Gosh, typing this right now, looking out the window at an early morning sunny day with the birds chirping wildly, my cat in the window lazily enjoying the sights, makes me want to go outside and get on the move right away!