Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Why you should start Running!!

Everyone knows that running is a great way to get into shape, but it has more benefits than you can imagine as you will see in this article, while running may not be everybody's favorite form of exercise, knowing what it can do for your life just may make you look at running in an entirely new way.

Running and jogging are both 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, But the difference between them is intensity, running is faster, uses more Calories and demands more effort from the heart, lungs and muscles than jogging, and it requires a higher level of overall fitness than jogging.


10 Amazing gifts running can give to your body then we’ll see what you think:

1. Aids Weight Loss: it is one of the fastest ways to burn calories and hard fat; if you want to lose weight and it raises your Basal Metabolic Rate. See Basal Metabolic Rate Calculator.

2. Healthy Beating Heart: running improves cardiovascular fitness; it helps to boost up the blood circulation and energy in the body.

3. Healthy & Strong Bones: running improves bones density, since it is a weight bearing exercise.

4. Lowers cholesterol: running increases the levels of HDL cholesterol (the ‘good’ kind) in your body according to the National Runners’ Health Study.

5. Stress Buster: helps to reduce the stress levels, depression and anxiety, due to the release of endorphin “a brain chemical that cause happiness”, plus when you are running you are forced to breathe deeply and that helps to reduce stress.

6. Helps you think faster: studies shows that exercise increases production of key brain chemicals that encourage the growth of new brain cells and help develop new neural pathways in the brain, which give you the feeling of alertness and focus

7. Boosts Immunity: It has been found that running boosts the immunity power, and reduces prevalence of diseases like diabetes and cancer.

8. Digestive Exercise: It will keep you away from chronic digestive problems, helps to digest the food very easily, and improve intestinal flexibility.

9. Makes you look younger: running makes you sweat and eliminates all the toxins from your body through the skin pores, plus it keeps your skin taut.

10. It adds years to your life: research published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport found that runners live between 2.8 and 5.7 years longer than the general population


Health and safety recommendations:

  • Consult your doctor, or health care provider before starting a running program to make sure it is safe for you, especially for people with heart problems or asthma.
  • Start easy with walking, jogging then running, and gradually increase time and speed.
  • Avoid eating directly before running since it might cause digestion problems.
  • Avoid running during the hottest part of the day in summer.
  • If you chose to run in the streets, choose ones that are prepared for such a thing.
  • Where proper clothing and shoes.







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