Aside from maintaining a well-balanced diet and getting enough rest, exercising has a lot say when it comes to achieving optimum health.
One good form of exercise is running or jogging. You can do it in your backyard if space is wide enough or if not, you can run around your community. You can also join running events and marathons.
Here are just some of the health benefits of running:
Running is an aerobic activity that is highly recommended to condition the heart or the cardiovascular system. If you are aerobically fit, your heart will be stronger to pump more blood into your system which means that your muscles will be getting more oxygen. Running increases the levels of the hormones and enzymes that triggers your heart as well as your muscles to function more efficiently. Also, your arteries to expand and contract when you run keeping your blood pressure in normal range.
Running is the best way to strengthen the muscles of your legs since it is the primary body part that you use when you run. Over time, you will be able to develop bulging muscles on
your lower extremities depending on the type of run that you do.
Running burns out calories that are not needed by the body keeping your weight in control. Studies have shown and proven that the burning of calories continues even after you exercise.
Running put stress on your bones.When bones are under stress, the tendency is that minerals are sent to them, and so they get stronger. You have to be very careful though because running may also break a bone.
If you are stressed out, you need the systems of your body to interact with each other so you will be able to respond well to whatever is triggering the stress. And running as a form of exercise helps the cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and nervous system to interact efficiently.
Running helps in building your self-confidence as well as your self-esteem and well-being. Once you start working out, you will have the feeling of gaining control of your life, and you will feel like you can do just anything.
Running gives you a feeling of satisfaction, and so it uplifts your mood. It can make you feel happier.