October 23 2017 – Hana Difrawy
Want a healthier body, a sunnier outlook, and the perfect opportunity to catch up? This is no infomercial. Running is one of the best butt-kicking, calorie-blasting workouts around. Here are 10 reasons to hit the ground running.
1. Keeps Blood Pressure At A Healthy Range
Running is a natural way to keep high blood pressure at bay—and fast. Amping up workouts can help lower blood pressure in just a few weeks.
2. Boosts Memory
Exercise has been proven to help keep the mind sharp. Hitting the track might also reduce symptoms of dementia and protect the brain against Alzheimer’s Disease, even for those with a family history of it.
3. A Great Way To Burn Those Fats
For a 160-pound person, running can burn more than 850 calories an hour.
4. Feel Sexier
Not only does having a rockin’ runner’s bod boost confidence in bed, but regular exercise can also help flexibility between the sheets — and get you in the mood more often.
5. Get A Natural Glow
A solid sweat session can also boost natural oils, keeping things fresh and healthy.
6. Improve Self-esteem
Runners who ran outside get a good view of nature, showed increased self-esteem post-workout than those who had only unpleasant scenes to gaze at.
7. Get A Good Energy Boost
Are you feeling sluggish? Try going for a jog instead of lounging on the couch. Just one run can increase energy and decrease stress and fatigue.
8. Save Some Cash
Forget fancy equipment or a pricey gym membership. When it comes to running, all you need is the right footwear & a good quality running accessory to go with it!
9. Do It Anywhere
Run, that is. Whether on the treadmill or in the park, it’s easy to rack up miles. Even better: Lace up your sneakers on your next vacation to explore a new place.
10. Meet New People
Check out local running groups or websites like Meetup and hit the road with other health-minded folks.