The Benefits of Running

blog8withJ By blog8withJ, 24th Sep 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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While running can be exhausting and tiring, count the sweat you exert, because running can give you a lot of benefits. If running is not your cup of tea because it requires more of your breath, then make it one, because you will reap a lot of rewards after running for a month or two.

The Benefits of Running

Ready, get, set, go. Run, run for your health. Running might be exhausting, strenuous or breathtaking but do you know what running can give you? It might be a tedious exercise but slap my wits, running can give a lot of benefits, especially in terms of your health. Reap the reward, boost your energy and run for the sake of your health. Many people choose to run because of the rewards you can get from it.

While running is an easily accessible activity, just a pare of sneakers, socks and yourself plus determination to run, why not run? Running is not an expensive exercise, you can run at your own pace, in your own time and a schedule which suits you the best.
Lose Weight

Obesity is not healthy and having few extra pounds can be somewhat near to the edge of being unhealthy. So why not run? Run to lose those existing unwelcome pounds. There are many people prefer to run to lose weight. If you ask people if what are the best way to lose few pounds? Out of five people, two people will prefer others and three people will answer, running. Running is a rigorous cardiovascular exercise that allows a person to burn and average of 100 calories per mile. The average human being burns about 2000-2500 calories a day by just a natural activities, while running for five miles a day can burn an extra 500 calories, all the way up to lose weight. Running about 25 to 30 miles per week leads to a loss of about 2800 calories.
Prevents Muscle and Bone Loss

While prevention is better than cure, running can help to prevent bone loss and muscle tissues. As a person grows old, she or he expect the loosening of bone and muscles. However, if a person continuous and engage herself into running, it may help her or him prevent the impact of bone and muscles loss. Engaging into a sitting position everyday, like facing your computer may allow your bones to grow weaker. Our bones are made accommodate the demands place upon them. But by running regularly our skeletons get the demands it needs to stay healthy.

Today, other people are leading such an unhealthy lifestyle, no time to work out and not helping their body to keep fit, it leads to a major reason for weakening of muscles and bones, thus leading aging. While running doesn’t require any amount of money nor spend long hours, it can also help you to play a major role in strengthening your body muscles and prevent the loosening of your bones. Running can promote growth hormone.
Helps Fight Diseases

Running is certainly good for the heart. It can be somewhat breathtaking but by all means it helps strengthen your heart and your whole cardiovascular system. Studies shows that this type of exercise can reduces the risk of stroke, breast cancer and diabetes. By maintaining the elasticity of the arteries, it helps lower down the blood pressure, his or her arteries expand and contract more than usual, keeping the arteries elastic and the blood pressure low. Other benefits of running is that it helps improve immune system that enable your body to fight against viruses and some other harmful diseases.

Obviously, you can get a various of benefits for just one exercise. While running will give you a new boost of energy, high and intense satisfying time of your life and prevent you from a various type of diseases, why not make it as an addictive habit and stick to it till you sweat.


Exercise, Fitness, Gym, Immune System, Nutrients, Running

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Life is a natural process. To live is a blessing and to make life worth living is a natural bliss. I have nothing to lose. Gaining is good, depending on how much good you see in it.

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author avatar Retired
29th Dec 2010 (#)

nice article.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
17th Apr 2011 (#)

I love running.
Previously I used to do rope-skipping.
I had some pain in my knee all on a sudden and I stopped running by doctor's advice.

Now my knees are Ok.
I must revive my running habit. This page is a reminder and boosted my spirit of running.

My advice to veterans:
Please don't attempt run if you never have done it earlier.
Fast walk or jogging with a slow pace is better for the aged.

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author avatar Retired
26th Jun 2012 (#)

Some people can not run because they get too much out of breath. I wish I could run to lose weight. Nice article.

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