Monday, 15 May 2017

Convincing reasons why you should start running every day.

As the ancient Greeks used to say, "If you want to be strong - run. If you want to be beautiful - run. If you want to be smart - run." And it turns out they were right.

Running is one of the best butt-kicking, calorie-blasting workouts around.

Still not convinced? Here are some convincing reasons to hit the ground running.

1. It’s free
Running is one of the few exercises that don’t require any equipment or gym membership is running. You can run anywhere, for free.

2. Stress-buster
It’s a great stress relief. Your body accumulates waste products from all the nervous tension and fatigue during the day. To get rid of it, you need to have a good sweat, and running is perfect for the task.

3. Show your heart some loving.
Running strengthens your heart, increases the number of capillaries in your body as well as the number of red blood cells. Your heart as a muscle becomes stronger.

4. Stay mentally sharp
Mental activity increases. While you’re busy jogging, your brain often comes up with creative solutions to tricky problems seemingly all by itself. It’s all thanks to the oxygen, which helps the central nervous system — including your brain — function more actively.

5. Sleep better
The time of the day doesn’t matter. In the morning, when your hormone levels are slightly higher than usual, a jog will act as a relief and help return your body back to normal. Running after a day at work in the evening, on the other hand, will help you relax, recharge, reduce feelings of hunger and, later, fall asleep like a baby.

6. Fire up your metabolism
Regular running boosts your immunity by increasing levels of red blood cells and hemoglobin in your blood. At the same time, it lowers blood cholesterol, reduces hunger and improves your intestinal motility. Combined with the improvement in your metabolism, all of this leads to the normalization of your body weight.

7. Get a natural glow
Believe it or not, working up a sweat can rid your pores of the gunk that clogs them and leads to breakouts. A solid sweat session can also boost natural oils, keeping things fresh and healthy.

8. Live longer
The capacity of the muscles to use the oxygen when it gets to them also increases. A well-trained heart pumps much larger amounts of blood per cycle than an untrained one. And when the blood flow increases, the oxygen consumption follows. All the tissues and organs in your body receive more blood, enriched with oxygen and nutrients.

9. Stay Happy
When you exercise, your body releases special hormones called endorphins. These are also called ’happiness hormones.’ And for a good reason: when the concentration of endorphins in your blood increases, you experience a slight feeling of euphoria, and depression disappears.


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