10 Benefits you don’t know about running

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up.  Every run is a work of art, a drawing on each day’s canvas. 

Amazing Health benefits of running and jogging:

1. Overall mental health.

Runners are happy people. We’ve got that runner high going for us. That’s one way to turn a runner’s smile upside down.

2. Strengthens your lungs.

Runners have increased lung capacity from logging mile after mile. Those strong lungs come in handy if you ever find yourself on the other side of the race as a spectator. 

3. Helps prevent high blood pressure.

Your arteries expand and contract while running, helping to keep your arteries fit which in turn keeps your blood pressure in a normal range. 

4. Strengthens immune system.

Regular running builds up your tolerance to germs which results in fewer minor illnesses. 

5. Weight control.

Running burns mega-calories. However, it also makes you mega-hungry, especially if you are training for long distances. 

6. Physically strong legs.

Runner’s legs are a powerhouse. They move you from point A to B. They carry you up and down hills. They know how to put it into high gear. 

7. Relieves stress.

Running boosts, the brain’s serotonin levels which make you calmer and more relaxed. Who said you can’t run away from your problems.

8. Increased bone density.

Running stresses your bones. Essential minerals are sent to the bones when under stress, which makes them stronger. 

9. Increased joint strength and stability.

Running increases, the strength of your ligaments and tendons. You’ll find your joints will be able to withstand more mileage. 

10. Increased confidence.

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

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