Running is not only a convenient way to get some exercise into your daily routine, but it also packs some great health benefits along with it, here are 10 of my favourites:
Overall Mental Health: Your body releases chemicals which helps you feel happier.
Lessen the Effects of Asthma: Helps strengthen lungs and bronchi.
Helps Prevent High Blood Pressure: Your arteries expand and contract while running, helping the arteries to stay fit, which then helps to maintain healthy blood pressure.
Strong Immune System: If you are a runner, you suffer less from minor illness.
Weight Loss: You burn 705 to 865 calories per hour.
Physical Strength: Running builds lower strength in addition to strengthening your tendons and ligaments.
Increase Bone Density: Your body sends essential minerals to bones to strengthen them when stressed. As running stresses your bones, these additional minerals help to increase your bone density over time.
Joint Strength and Stability: By increasing the strength of your ligaments and tendons you increase joint strength and reduce chances of injuries to ankles, hips, and knees.
Personal Control: Running increases confidence, which in turn gives you a greater control over your life.
Reduce Effects of Diabetes: Helps reduce diabetic resistance to insulin and maintain a healthy blood sugar level.