Why You Should Run

The Health Benefits of Jogging

If you’re looking for a new exercise that will challenge your body and push you to your limits, look no further. Jogging is a great exercise that provides the body a challenge, but also provides the body with many health benefits as well! It is one of the best cardiovascular workouts anyone can do to increase their life span as they strive to maintain an illness, free lifestyle.

Below we talk about some benefits of jogging.

As usual, check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program.

Which is Better??

There was a time when I would not use a treadmill.  But I really do enjoy them now.
There was a time when I would not use a treadmill. But I really do enjoy them now. | Source

Improved Health

Jogging improves your health. Overall, jogging or even trotting, can improve your level of physical readiness. When you jog, the amount of good cholesterol increases while the evil cholesterol levels are decrease. Since jogging is a cardio exercise, it challenges the lungs by increase their functions, uses and capacity for breathing. Trotting can also enhance the immune system and lower the risk of developing blood issues as well as illnesses such as the cold, flu or high blood pressure..

Lose Weight

Jogging is a great exercise to do in order to lose weight. Trotting, jogging, running are cardiovascular exercises. These exercises burn fat from the body. Jogging is the second most efficient exercise when it comes to the amount of calories burned per minute. I think that swimming is the number one exercise for losing weight. Due to the amount of calories burned during just one running session, running is considered to be the best exercise for loosing or maintaining a consistent weight.

However, you do need to watch what you eat.

Prevent Heart Disease

Running helps to prevent disease. It helps reduce the risk of stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and can also decrease the risk of having a heart attack. For women, running has been known to help lower the risk of having breast cancer.

Jogging is a great exercise to help relieve stress. Running forces the body to exert energy (especially energy created by tension) and specific hormones in the body. Running helps people control their appetite, improve sleep quality and helps with peoples' moods. When we are angry or having had a rough day we should strap on those running shoes and hit the pavement, trail, indoor track or treadmill. Running also helps to reduce the chance of developing tension headaches.

Boost Confidence

Running will help to boost your confidence, specifically when it comes to body image. When you set and achieve goals, as well as start noticing the good physical changes you can get from running, such as fat loss and muscle gain, it will cause a boost in your confidence and make you feel even better about yourself!

Another advantage running has, that is not a health benefit, is that there are many types of running exercises you can do and a ton of places you can run. You can do a long run, a one-mile sprint, a stair run and so much more! You can also change your scenery like running on a trail or just along the side of the road is fine too!

Running is great for the body, mind and spirit. Even when you only have ten minutes to run, you will still reap the benefits running gives you. It’s simple, just put on your sneakers and go!

If you are not able go outside, then consider purchasing a treadmill. There are many types available.

This hub is sponsored by David's Garden Seeds and Products.

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