Grab Those Running Shoes Now
You’ve probably heard it said that exercise is medicine. Well, it’s not just a saying; it’s the truth. Running in particular is one of the best activities you can take up to improve your health. Read on to know more:
If you’ve been working out regularly, you’ve already discovered it: No matter how good or bad you feel at any given moment, exercise will make you feel better.
Running releases a flood of feel-good chemicals such as dopamine and endorphins to make you feel great. Even an hour of running per week boosts sleep quality, mood and concentration.
Running increases bone mass, and even helps stem age-related bone loss. Moderate running in your active years can actually help prevent arthritis in your old age.
Evidence is insurmountable that regular exercise helps defeat age-related mental decline, particularly functions like task switching, selective attention, and working memory. Regular exercise improves memory, language, thinking, and judgment problems by almost 50 percent.
You know that exercises burns calories while you’re working out. The bonus is that when you exercise, the burn continues after you stop. Studies have shown that regular exercise boosts “afterburn”—that is, the number of calories you burn after exercise.
I guess that’s enough motivation for you to start jogging around the blocks from tomorrow!
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