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Top 10 Benefits of Running

Top 10 benefits of running

There are many benefits to adding running to your fitness regime

Here we list just a possible top 10 benefits of running

1. Overall mental health

Your body releases chemicals which help with mental wellbeing.

2. Increased lung capacity

Lessens the effects of asthma, helps strengthen lungs and bronchi.

3. Blood pressure

Your arteries expand and contract while running, helping the arteries to stay fit ,which then helps to keep your blood pressure within normal range.

4. Immune system

If you are a runner, suffer less from minor illnesses.

5. Weight loss

You burn 705 to 865 calories/hour. Fat moving Up-Down helps break your fat down.

6. Physical strength

Running builds lower body strength in addition to strengthening your tendons and ligaments.

7. Bone density

Your body sends essential minerāls to bones to strengthen them when stressed. As running stresses your bones, these additional minerals help to increase your bone density over time.

8. Joint strength & stability

By increasing the strength of your ligaments and tendons you increase joint strength and reduce chances of injuries to your ankles, hips, and knees.

9. Confidence

Once you start running, your confidence begins to grow. You’ll feel more in control of your life and your body.

10. Stress relief

Helps to reduce everyday stress levels.

Why not start today? Read our Beginners Running Tips