A lot of people know that running is of great benefit to the body but many people still can’t state what these health benefits are. For this reason, I’m going to tell you all you need to know about running and how useful it is to the body. Do you know that the more you run the better the results you get? However, knowing your limits is very important in order to avoid pain and injuries. When you start running to maintain a good health, don’t be in a haste to do the hard training as this can cause more damage if you are not well prepared. Ensure that you are medically and physically fit before trying out an intensive workout.
According to research, people who run more than 50 miles in a week have more healthy fat and low body fat. Though I know a lot of people do not run up to 50 miles, however, this helps you to know that the number of times and how far you run in a week will determine how fast the bad fats reduces and the good fat increases.
Studies have also shown that people who run longer distances have 50% reduction in high blood pressure, unlike an average person. For this reason, a lot of people who run longer distances have a 50% reduction in the use of drugs to reduce blood pressure. Running does not only help you stay healthy, it also helps you save money because you won’t have to buy some drugs.
There are lots of cardio-respiratory benefits you enjoy when you run regularly. Due to the increase in pulse when you run, the heart works better and becomes stronger; runners have very efficient and strong heart. Their hearts pumps more blood and oxygen than that of an average person.
The next benefit I’m about to tell you is a great one that many people wish for though researchers have not been able to tell us how and why it happens. When you run you burn lots of fat, running does this faster than any other exercise. From researchers recently conducted, it was discovered that you can burn over 28% of fat when you run compared to cycling. It may seem difficult in the beginning but it is a sure and fast way to burn fat.
Another great reason why you should consider running is that it works as an anti-aging agent. Nowadays everyone wants to look and stay young; you can achieve this through running. Running can slow down the deterioration of your bones and muscles. While running, a lot of pressure is put on the bones and muscles; this makes them become stronger after some time.
Running has both physical and psychological benefits. People who run feel very happy and less stressed unlike those who do not run. A hormone called Endorphin is being released when running, these endorphins are responsible for that feeling of happiness and help improves your mood. You feel satisfied and fulfilled whenever you reach your target,. When running, people don’t worry about anything and this helps to reduce their stress levels. Based on my personal experiences, whenever I’m feeling stressed or having a bad day, all I do is run. Sometimes I just run to feel happy and calm.
Running is considered a social sport as it brings people from all works of life together. A lot of people participate in running. Runners do not segregate and are friendly people; it is quite easy to make friends in a community of runners. Runners get to know each other better while running and in no time they create a bond because they are engaged in the same sport that takes a lot of strength and commitment. Your running friends become a source of support to you and they also encourage you when need be.
Running can also make you more coordinated. When running, a lot of muscles and other parts of the body are put to use in order to maintain balance and stay on your tracks. This makes it easier for runners to be more coordinated and flexible. Runners spot changes in their body and system quickly because they check it regularly. They understand their body and systems very well. All these observations help them to be highly coordinated.