Sure, running will shed pounds and even allow you to eat a bit indulgently now and then, knowing you can jog the calories off later. But weight-loss is just one on many convincing reasons to start running. You don’t believe us? La Holista explain you why you should.
Improves cardiovascular health
Running helps you build a strong and healthy heart. According to a study from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, by building a strong heart, you can lower your overall risk of mortality by 30% and overall risk of death due to heart disease by 45%. Interestingly, you can significantly improve heart health with the most soft-core type of running or jogging for only 5 to 10 minutes daily.
Increases leg strength and strengthen bones
Running also increases your leg strength and can help to strengthen bones. There are only a few exercises that can get your body in shape the way that running does. It strengthens and defines your calves, hamstrings, quads, adductors, and glutes. This is because while running, you are intensively using all of these muscles. Bones also grow the same way as muscles; you use them, they adapt, and they grow. In fact, running is a weight-bearing exercise that stresses the bones enough to build density. A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research showed that running’s effect on bone density are greater than non-weight bearing exercises like cycling, and even other weight-bearing exercises, such as resistance training…Follow the article on La Holista
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