Everything You Need To Know About Running

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You have probably heard that regular exercise has both short and long term health benefits. From aerobics and Crossfit to Pilates and kickboxing, there is a wide range of options for you to choose from when it comes to exercising.

Among all these, running is a workout routine that can be practiced by any gender or age group. If you want to learn more about running, then read on.

 

What:

Running is a versatile exercise that involves many body parts in high-impact movements.

 

Why:

  1. Increases heart rate, burns calories and aids weight loss.
  2. Builds arm, leg and core muscle strength.
  3. Increases lung capacity and improves lung function.
  4. Helps your brain release chemicals like serotonin and endorphins which improve mood and boost energy levels.

 

How:

Begin by running for around 20 minutes a day, three days a week. Slowly increase the distance, pace and number of days, as and when you are begin feeling comfortable.

If you are going to run for the first time and feel 20 minutes is a lot, take short walks in between. You can run for four minutes and then walk for a minute, followed by running again till you complete the 20 minutes.

It’s that easy! So hop onto a treadmill with a suitable gym workout schedule, or head to the nearest park to get your dose of physical fitness today.

 

 

References:

http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/short-long-term-beneficial-effects-running-5244.html
http://www.active.com/running/articles/6-benefits-of-running
http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/running/running-101-a-beginners-guide/

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