Do you want to be fit? What are you waiting for? Get up and start running! Running is one of the most important exercises and it is also your ticket to an enhanced well-being.
One of the most common misconceptions about running is that people think that running is just for athletes because of the time and effort that is being put into it. However, this is wrong. Running is for everyone and it can bring intense health benefits to all. Here are some of the benefits of running that a lot of people don’t really know.
- Running regularly for 30 minutes can add 10-15 years of life.
- Running can lower the risk of suffering a heart attack.
- Running also raises blood levels of HDL cholesterol (the so-called “good cholesterol”) which helps to cleanse the arteries of fatty deposits.
- Runners fewer disabilities and remain active longer than their sedentary counterparts.
- Running has shown to help keep the mind sharp and could even reduce symptoms of dementia.
- Running makes you sweat which can rid the face of gunk that clogs pores and leads to breakouts.
- Running improve balance. In fact, older runners keep their balance better than non-runners, protecting their knees and tendons in the process.
- Runners have strong bones. Running helps build the muscle that lower-impact workouts ignore, keeping bones healthier even as they age.
- Running can increase energy and chip away at fatigue.
- Runners sleep better than those that aren’t. Running encourages higher quality sleep, which translates into better Zzz’s all night long.
- Running prevents you from visiting the doctor frequently. Runners are less likely to develop colon cancer. And ladies who regularly engage in intense workouts like running can reduce their risk of breast cancer by up to 30 percent.
- Running can help you lose weight. It is one of the best calorie burners out there. For a 160-lb person it can burn more than 850 calories an hour.
- Running can give you a sunny disposition. Researchers found that a 30-minutes run could instantly lift the mood of someone suffering from a major depressive order. No matter how good or bad you feel at any given moment, doing a run around the block will make you feel better.