How Running Can Improve Your Life
Running is a great cardio workout and improves your overall fitness, but did you know it can also help you live longer?
Here are some benefits of running you may not usually think about:
1. Adding Years to Your Life
According to the journal of the American College of Cardiology, routine running increase their life expectancy by three years.
2. Improve Your Mood
Running at a moderate or very fast pace releases endocannabinoids which according to scientists is a chemical similar to morphine, released by the brain. This makes us feel good, and drives us to continue working out.
3. Improve Health
People who run regularly have a 30% lower risk of death from disease related causes and a 45%t lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease. It has also shown to lower cholesterol and blood pressure and reduce cancer and diabetes risk.
4. Sleep Better
Running can help you de-stress and clear your thoughts. This has a calming effect and helps with uninterrupted sleep. According to a 2012 study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, it was shown that just 30 minutes of running each week increased concentration at work and improved sleep quality.