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4 Reason Why Running Daily Can Improve your Health

If you ask any fitness enthusiast what's a type of exercise they don't want to miss, most of them would say running.
It’s no wonder why running has become popular amongst fitness buff.
It’s one of the easiest types of exercise, plus you don’t need a gym membership just to have your dose of fitness activity.
Start your day with at least 30 minutes of running and live the rest of your day with high energy and productivity. Below are some of the reasons why you should put on your running shoes every day and start on that first sprint.

1. Strengthen Your Body

Wouldn’t it be nice to carry 3 full bags of grocery effortlessly?

Having a strong body is really handy, not just in carrying heavy things but also in reducing the risk of acquiring disease.

Though most of those who want to bulk up do not list running as their top exercise, running does not necessarily increase your muscle mass but improves your strength tremendously.

Running is a cardiovascular exercise that strengthens the most important muscle of your body which is the heart. If you want toned and strong legs, running is your go-to exercise.

Aside from strengthening your cardiovascular and respiratory system, daily running exercise can also work wonders on your calves, gluteus maximus or your large buttock muscles, quadriceps and hamstrings.

To boost the strong effect of running on your body, you can incorporate it with exercise that builds resistance and stamina such as squats, lunges, core work and donkey kick.

2. Makes You Happier

If you ask a regular runner why they run, most of them would tell you that running makes them happier.

How can running make you a happier person?

  • Just like with any other form of physical activity, running releases the happy pill called endorphin. This hormone gives you more energy as well as “runner’s high”.

  • Running improves your physical state. Not only does it improve your health but it also makes you look good. If you are pleased with the reflection that you see in the mirror, you are certainly a happy and confident person.

  • Running gives you the opportunity to set goals and achieve them. You get a feeling of accomplishment and a different kind of high when you reach the goals that you’ve set for yourself.

  • Running helps you in improving your self-esteem. When you feel good inside your body, it radiates outside and gives you more confidence.

MindTrip Magazine3. Lose More Weight

If you want to lose weight, running is one of the most efficient ways to do so. It’s one of the easiest ways to burn those extra pounds.

Here are some reasons why running works great in weight management:

  • It works even when you’re at rest. Running is a high-intensity form of exercise that stimulates after burn, which means you are still burning calories even when you’re already done running.

  • Running burns more calories. It is said that you burn calories 90% more in running than walking.

  • It is the most convenient form of exercise in losing weight. Running does not require a gym membership, fancy workout equipment or even an exercise body. You can skip out on concept indoor rowing machine and run instead.

4. Promotes Healthy Eating & Calms Anxiety

Running places you in a healthy state of mind. It helps you choose healthy food choices and cuts off cravings for foods that are high in sodium and fat content. It’s also an effective way of reducing stress and anxiety level. The kind of adrenaline high that you experience after a good run reduces all the negative feelings away.

So what are you waiting for? Put on your running shoes and with a perky playlist, run your way to a healthier and happier life.

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