Any type of exercise is good for you. Good for overall stress, lower blood pressure and more. But just what can running do for you? Just a jog 3 to 4 times a week can work wonders. Here are 8 ways that running can improve your health.
Keep Your Heart Healthy
When you run, the interiors of the two ventricles that pump out blood increase in size by 20% when you run which brings blood supply to all organs.
Great For Lungs
Since running increases your heart rate, it also increases lung function and lung volume.
Fountain of Youth
Running has several health benefits that can delay the aging process.
Running releases endorphins in your body which can elevate your mood.
Helps Out Digestion
Running speeds up the digestion process and helps absorb nutrients from the foods you’ve eaten. It also boosts metabolism.
Good For Your Bones
Running helps increase the bone density of your legs and hips. Great for women who are in menopause.
To Help You Sleep
Running frees your mind from distractions that prevent sleep.
Gives You A Happy Place
People who run have more self confidence. And then there are those endorphins that not only make you happy, but stress free!