Everyone has different theories about the physical exercise they do – when to do it, how to do it and why. Most people know that a sedentary lifestyle opens one up to a variety of physical problems. A healthy level of physical activity requires regular participation in activities that increase energy expenditure. People who exercise maintain high levels of fitness and the added benefit is that they also achieve a host of health benefits. Just look around as you drive through your neighbourhoods. You’ll notice more and more people are finding the joy in running. They are running for their lives … healthier lives
Your Body Benefits with Running
Many people are finding the joy in running as they have discovered some of the many health benefits which come with pounding the pavements, sprinting across athletic tracks, jogging through country lanes and along the beach. Weight loss is one of the biggest benefits you enjoy with running. You can burn as many as 1,000 calories an hour during a running session. With weight loss, you feel good and look good too.
Regular running improves circulation. Good circulation is important if you want to reduce your chances of a stroke, heart attack or high blood pressure. Good circulation contributes to waste products working out of your system quicker. The benefits are a clear, glowing skin. Running can also help with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis means bone density is reduced and the bones become porous and brittle. There is the increased risk of fracture and pain. Running can significantly alter one’s risk of developing osteoporosis. In addition, you are also gifted with a stronger immune system – you’ll suffer less with those irritating sniffles, fatigue and digestive disorders.
Your Mind Benefits from Running
Stress is a buzzword these days and runners have been finding the joy in running and, at the same time, discovering how awesome running is for dealing with stress. If you are feeling uptight, irritable or lonely, go for a run. Exercise such as running is an excellent method of helping to reduce stress. Remember to run regularly to help manage your stress and keep your body fit and healthy. One of the many advantages of running is that there are added benefits too.
Becoming fit, losing weight and having a new purpose in life is therapeutic. Many times our thoughts are a product of the environment we live in. Being constantly surrounded by negative people in small environments can gradually take its toll on you. You begin to think negatively too. If you are able to, getting out of a negative environment can be hugely helpful. Going for a run alone and away from that environment can do wonders.
Run For Your Life
Make time to run. Try to schedule running into your diary. Running is a form of exercise which is easy to enjoy as it fits into anybody’s budget and can be easily slotted into your daily timetable. Write down your goals and use dates, times, speeds and distance so that you can look back at your original goals. When you compare the overweight, unfit, unsure and unhealthy individual of then and the lean, fit, confident person of now, you will have the answer to the question, ‘why run?’