Running is one of the easiest forms of exercise. You just have to be in your workout clothes and be in an area where you can run, which is, in fact, almost anywhere that is conducive – up the mountains, by the beach, at the park, or on the sidewalk.
If done regularly, running can bring loads of benefits on one’s welfare. And after a period of time, you will find proofs of these benefits in your life. You can then make this an important part, not just of your daily routine, but also of your established lifestyle.
Those who regularly run, even for just five minutes, have lower risk from cardiovascular diseases, breast cancer, hypertension, and stroke. Those who are in the early stages of osteoporosis and diabetes are advised to take into running. In fact, running strengthens your muscles, lungs, bones, and overall health. It also helps increase good cholesterol levels in your body.
A Journal of Adolescent Health study in 2012 revealed that regular morning runs can improve sleep and decrease sleepiness during the day. Separate findings outside this study indicated that running during the afternoon or at night can also decrease sleeping problems.
Running is a great exercise to burn those extra fats and lose calories. The good thing is that you can lose those excess fats faster with running, especially when you combine it with a healthy diet regimen. An added bonus is that you can achieve a healthy, slender figure that everyone wants to have.
Slow Down Ageing
Did you know that running can add years to your life? With improved health conditions, better sleep and low risk to diseases, your added stamina and endurance can slow down the ageing process in your body. Running can retain a youthful figure and grace, making your body, mind-set and outlook younger than your actual age.
Almost Anyone Can Do It
People of all ages can run. And you can do it almost anywhere you live or even while traveling. Young, old, those trying to lose weight, new parents, basically anyone that is able to run, can. All you need it a pair of running shoes, shorts, and a dry fit shirt. Unlike many other exercises which require memberships, or a whole bunch of tools, running is super simple and effective.
Enhance Mental Condition
When you run, endorphins and other “feel good” hormones are released in the body. It relieves tension and stress and allays depression. Having a good body figure and improved disposition through running help boost self-esteem. Those hormones that stimulate the body as well as achieving your running goals build one’s confidence.