Fitness Friday: 10 Great Reasons Why You Should Start Running!

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10 Reasons why you should start running

If you are a runner, occasional runner or a Jogger, then you already know how it has changed your life. Running/Jogging are not just an activity or exercise, it’s a way of life. While the benefits are numerous health wise, we’ve researched and come up with top benefits of doing this activities regularly.

 

Both running and jogging are forms of aerobic exercise. Aerobic means ‘with oxygen’ the term ‘aerobic exercise’ means any physical activity that produces energy by combining oxygen with blood glucose or body fat. 

1. Overall mental health.

Runners/Joggers are happy people. Once you start, master and keep up with your regular routing, the sky will be your limit. Your mental health will relax and you will surprising feel happier. We wouldn’t like, the most difficult part is at the begging both once you conquer early stage, your mental being will need running/jogging for relaxation.

10 Reasons why you should start running

2. Strengthens your lungs.

Runners have increased lung capacity from logging mile after mile. Those strong lungs come in handy if you ever find yourself on the other side of race as a spectator. Once you start running or Jugging, within weeks you will notice you’re able to breath more freely, thanks to your lungs which are growing stronger.

3. Helps prevent high blood pressure.

Your arteries expand and contract while running helping to keep your arteries fit which in turn keeps your blood pressure in a normal range.

4. Strengthens immune system.

Regular running builds up your tolerance to germs which results in fewer minor illnesses. 

5. Weight control.

Running burns a lot of calories However, it also makes you very hungry, especially if you are training for long distances.  Running doesn’t give you a pass to eat all the food, all the time. Just eat wisely and this is a great road to maintaining a great weight.

6. Physically strong legs.

Runner’s and Joggers legs are a powerhouse. They move you from point A to B. They carry you up and down hills and becomes lighter to move around. With time, you will learn how to put it into high gear at the track. It will overall improve your cardiovascular fitness.

7. Relieves stress.

Running boasts the brain’s serotonin levels which make you calmer and more relaxed. Who said you can’t run away from your problems?

10 Reasons why you should start running

8. Increased bone density.

Running stresses your bones. Essential minerals are sent to the bones when under stress, which makes them stronger. It will also help you build strong bones, as it is a weight bearing exercise strengthening your muscles.


9. Increased joint strength and stability.

Running increases the strength of your ligaments and tendons. You’ll find your joints will be able to withstand more mileage and more uneven terrain. 

10. Increased confidence. 

Once you start running, your confidence begins to grow. You’ll feel more in control of your life and your body. You will even begin to think you look good in spandex tights.


So there you have it, with the weather looking great and the trees are becoming green again that last thing you want to feel uncomfortable about is your body. Take advantage of the warm weather early sunrise and kick off a Jogging or Running lifestle. You can do this early morning, afternoons or evenings. 30mins a day 3-4 times a week is all you need. Happy workout.

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