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Playing footie better than jogging

23rd August 2007

Scientists in Denmark have discovered that regularly playing football offers more health benefits than jogging.

Sports scientists at the University of Copenhagen, the Copenhagen University Hospital and Bispebjerg Hospital studied football players and joggers who exercised for roughly equal amounts of time.

People who played football were found to increase muscle and showed a reduction in their body fat percentage. Although joggers also showed improvements, they were not as impressive as those demonstrated by the football players.

Researcher Peter Krustrup commented: "When you sprint, jump and tackle your opponents, you use all the fibres in your muscles. When you jog at a moderate pace, you only use the slow fibres".


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