Benefits of Running

Benefits of Running

Last update: 09 July, 2018

Benefits of Running

Running is increasingly fashionable, but beyond the trends of   fitness , we must know the advantages of the discipline we choose. Therefore, in this article, we will tell you the benefits of running. There are more than you think!

What are the main benefits of running?

It could be said that running is one of the easiest exercises that exist: we do not need any additional equipment beyond good footwear and comfortable clothes. We can train outdoors (in a park, on the beach, in the mountains, in the middle of the street) or indoors (even in the gym on a treadmill).

Some people run faster than others. There are those who prefer to run in the morning or those who choose to exercise at sunset. But the truth is that, the benefits of running are numerous and all who practice it with a certain assiduity enjoy many benefits:

1. Strengthen the bones

Running strengthens the bones

People who run are less likely to break or crack a bone. This is because exercise, of a certain intensity, reinforces the bone system. Not only do you need calcium to avoid problems such as osteoporosis, running can also help.

2. Slimming

If you are looking for an entertaining and effective way to lose weight … Start running every day! (or at least 3 times a week). Running allows you to burn fat and increase caloric expenditure. Of course, to achieve the goal, a balanced diet and drinking plenty of water is recommended.

3. Reduce stress

The benefits of running are not just physical, it is also advantageous for our mental health. For example, if your day in the office has been terrible and you want to fight with anyone who crosses your path, then we recommend that you go to the park and get running

The same applies if your levels of anxiety or nervousness are skyrocketing … And even if you are depressed! You will see at the end of the session, how you feel as relaxed as after a massage or an immersion bath.

4.Improves cardiac health

When we run, the body oxygenates better than if we are sitting all day in front of our desk. This exercise balances our breathing rate, and at the same time improves the quality of the blood. Therefore, the heart will function in a healthy way. In addition, cholesterol and blood sugar levels are reduced and blood pressure is regulated.

Girl taking a break on her run

Nowadays and thanks to technology, it is possible to measure the positive impact of running on our heart health.

Those people who are not accustomed to exercising, and if walking a little faster than usual leaves them shaken or choked, should start slowly. A few weeks later, you will notice the difference. You will have a greater resistance to effort.

5.Rejuvenates the skin

We have talked about the benefits of running at a physical and mental level … now is the time for beauty! Believe it or not, when you do this exercise, you release toxins through your pores. You unclog the dermis of fats and other substances that cause acne and blackheads.

And not only that, running reduces cellulite by eliminating amounts of accumulated fat in the body. Every woman’s dream has arrived!

6. Strengthens the immune system

Do you get sick often, especially in winter or during temperature changes? Maybe that is because your defense system is not at its best. In addition to changing your diet and choosing healthier dishes (fruits, vegetables, whole grains) we recommend that you run.

When you do, your body increases the production of antibodies.  Remember, oxygenation of the blood deals with viruses and bacteria that cause certain diseases.

If the benefits of running do not seem enough, there are still more. Running improves self-esteem, allows for socializing, reduces insomnia , regenerates muscle, increases muscle mass, and relieves headaches and premenstrual pain. What are you waiting for? Start your running session today!

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.