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BENEFITS OF RUNNING

01.IT PROTECTS YOUR HEART

Running just 10 miles a week reduces the risk of heart disease by an impressive 42 per cent, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Any form of aerobic exercise is good for your ticker, although long-term research from Harvard Medical School found that more vigorous activities, like running, are better than low to moderate ones, like walking.

02.IT MAKES YOU HAPPY

Running puts a smile on your face and reduces anxiety and depression. This is often put down to the release of endorphins, those brain chemicals that give us a ‘euphoric’ feeling. But simply ‘switching off’ from your usual stresses and worries for half an hour or so is undoubtedly a mood-boosting factor, too.

03.IT STRENGTHENS YOUR BONES

You’ve probably heard the term ‘use it or lose it’ in relation to muscle strength and tone – well, the same is true of bones. ‘Loading’ bones, through weight-bearing exercise, is what makes them adapt and grow stronger. That’s why the bones in a tennis player’s ‘racquet arm’ are denser and stronger than in their other arm! It’s also why high-impact exercise like running and jumping are more effective than weight-supported activities like swimming or cycling…Read Full Article….

Original Article : BENEFITS OF RUNNING
by : greatruntraining
From : greatruntraining.org

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