6 ways Running improves your overall health

By Ritu Singh | Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 12:02

Well, all of you know that running is the best form of exercise possible and the greatest way to get into shape, but apart from that, running is beneficial for every part of your body. Running also immeasurably improves the quality of your emotional and mental life and even helps you live longer. Running is one of the simplest ways to keep you hale and healthy in a multiple ways!

Promotes healthy heart

Running gives your heart muscle an effective workout. Running regularly improves circulation, increases the elasticity of your arteries and reduces the risk of a heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke.

Induces mental health and happiness

In case you are feeling stressed, instead of sitting in a corner, start running. After only a few minutes of running, your brain will start to secrete hormones that naturally improve your mood. Running really is extremely beneficial to the body, mind, and spirit and leaves you feeling more energized and positive. Endorphins triggered by running induce a sense of elation after running and gives you a high.

Improves Bone Density

If you run regularly, you can say good bye to osteoporosis. Running significantly improves your bone density and your muscles and even helps stem age-related bone loss.

Prevents Diseases like Cancer and Diabetes

Running five days a week for at least 30 minutes each time may help to reduce your risk of different types of cancer like uterine, breast and bowel cancer. Also when you keep running , your body learns to handle insulin more efficiently, which helps prevent type-2 diabetes.

Benefits your skin

Unless you don’t keep yourself physically active, no amount of cosmetics can elicit that glow on your face which you have always wished for. For healthy skin and complexion you need to run. Running stimulates your circulation, improving the transportation of nutrients around your system and flushing out waste products. This will help make your skin clearer and give you that distinctive glow.

Promotes healthy appetite and sleep:

All the insomniacs put on your running shoes and get going. It is a known fact that people who run regularly find it easier to get to sleep at night and sleep longer.

As running frequently burns a lot of calories, you will often be hungrier and have a better, healthier appetite .A sedentary lifestyle contributes to constipation because lack of physical activity slows down the digestive system. Regular running promotes better bowel movements and aids in digestion.

So what are you waiting for, put on some music and get set go!

Compiled by: Ritu Singh



First Published: Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 11:05

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