9 Reasons Why You Should Start Running – Benefits and Tips


On like other domains of sports like mountaineering or paragliding, running is quite easy and very good to embark on. The basic equipment that is needed is not very expensive as you only need running shoes and some shoes, although some people prefer running barefooted. To embark on running is quite easy as you already know how to set one foot in front of the other. However, there are some techniques which are going to guide you in your running exercise for you to get there really fast. Below are some benefits of running;

One benefit of running is that it helps you manage your weight, although personally I, do not think that running is one of the best ways to lose fat, however it is one of the many ways to manage your weight. Running has some really remarkable benefits which includes burning down of calories so that achieving your weights lose is inevitable.

Secondly, running helps in the development of ligaments and joints. In the course of our daily activities and endeavors, having a strong well developed ligaments and joints is very vital. During running your feet are forced to build strong ligaments and joints. This is essentially useful when you are getting older; it is going to help you in walking around.

Also, running helps you in building stronger bones. Running makes the body to be flexible and help you build strong bones. Thus, reduces the risk of some bone diseases like osteoporosis that usually occurs later in your life.

Another major benefit which running has on an individual is that it helps in reducing or relieving stress. I know you can remember the last time you felt stressed up either at workplace or at your job side. Well, I have some good news for you; running can help you get over it really quickly. Running helps in distracting you from that stress as your mind is tilted away from the stress. Doing some speed runs or sprints can assist you get over it.

After embarking on running has help you in relieving stress, the next possible benefit is that it increases your level of happiness. This can be seen in while watching a race on a TV, just take a look at the runner towards the end of the race, how happy the runner is. This is as a result of a hormone called endorphins that are flow through the body to make you tolerate the pain. Nowadays running has been used to treat mild depressions.

Running helps in increasing your immune system through an increase in the number of white blood cells or your body`s soldiers in your system, thus, boosting your immune system. After all who wants to be sick? I have been with my medical doctor for quite some time now, he definitely will attest to this.

Did you know that embarking on running is going to help improve your health? Or are you aware that your heart is made up of muscle. Running helps in training your health. In this light, your heart is able to use more blood in every contraction it made. Intensive running is going to lower your blood pressure and reduce the risk of strokes and other heart-related diseases.

Gaining confidence in running is very important. For you to achieve some extra goals through extra training, you need to have a very high level of confidence. Confidence will also allow you to set some real goals to achieve.

All in all, if you are an amateur who wants to begin your journey towards fitness, then these aforementioned points is going to motivate you in your running exercise.



Updated: November 16, 2017 — 6:17 pm

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