Fitness Fact: A 35 year long study was released Friday, The Copenhagen City Heart Study, which finally answers the question for joggers (and those who want to become joggers) about the true health benefits. In the news release from the European Society of Cardiology chief cardiologist Peter Schnohr commented, “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.” The study found that 10,158 non-joggers and 122 joggers died. The researchers noted this was a 44 percent drop in the risk of death for male and female joggers. The researchers also found that male joggers can extend their life by 6.2 years, and women by 5.6 years. The most significant benefits were found by those at a slow pace for one to two and a half hours weekly!