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Workout Wednesday: 6 Benefits of Running

In this week’s segment of Workout Wednesday I’d like to share with you all an article I came across on Facebook shared by Runner’s World Magazine. The article listed 6 benefits of running and how it can improve your health.


#1: Running Makes You Happy

A 2012 study in the Journal of Adolescent Health proved that just 30 minutes of running during the week for three weeks boosted sleep quality, mood, and concentration during the day.

#2: Running Helps You Get Skinnier

Studies have shown that regular exercise boosts “afterburn”—that is, the number of calories you burn after exercise.

#3: Running Improve Your Knees

Studies show that running improves knee health, according to Boston University, US, researcher David Felson.

#4: Running Keeps You Sharper

A December 2012 study published in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review concluded that the evidence is insurmountable that regular exercise helps defeat age-related mental decline, particularly functions like task switching, selective attention, and working memory.

#5: Running Reduces Risk of Cancer

A vast review of 170 epidemiological studies in the Journal of Nutrition showed that regular exercise is associated with a lower risk of certain cancers. What’s more, if you already have cancer, running can improve your quality of life while you’re undergoing chemotherapy.

#6: Running Adds Years To Your Life

Studies show that when different types of people started exercising, they lived longer. Smokers added 4.1 years to their lives; nonsmokers gained 3 years. Even if you’re still smoking, you’ll get 2.6 more years. Cancer survivors extended their lives by 5.3 years. Those with heart disease gained 4.3 years.



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