Benefits of Running

Benefits of running, running, run, jogging, sprinting

Running is a means of terrestrial locomotion allowing humans and other animals to move rapidly on foot (wikipedia).

The term running can refer to any of a variety of speeds ranging from jogging to sprinting.

Benefits of running

Running has a lot of benefits, although there is a potential for injury just like in other sports. It is effective at making you healthier in a number of ways.

Weight Loss - Running is one of the best form of exercise that can effectively burn calories. It can definitely assist people in losing weight and staying in shape. Running also increases your metabolism.

Improve your overall Health - Running can reduce your total blood cholesterol and improve cardiovascular fitness. It will also strengthen your bones and improve your immune system.

Psychological benefits - Running can improve your self-esteem and emotional state, achieving your goals in running will give you a sense of empowerment that will make you happy.  Also many participants in the sport report feeling an elated, euphoric state, often referred to as a "runner's high". Running is also frequently recommended as therapy for people with clinical depression and people coping with addiction.

Word of caution, if you are gasping for breath or feels exhausted while running you need to slow down and do short distance running for a few weeks and it will improve gradually.

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