December 5, 2023

Why Are You Running?

For the countless runners who lace up their trainers at least once or twice a week, this is the question they get asked at the water cooler, dinner parties and family reunions. And while the answer might differ depending on the day, most runners will agree that the benefits of running go far beyond burning calories and improving cardiovascular health.

As a full-body workout, running strengthens your legs, core and upper body. Providing you are eating well to fuel your training, it can also help you build muscle and increase strength.

Running releases natural feel-good hormones, called endorphins, and provides you with some time to yourself, a space to think or even just take in your surroundings. This mental clarity can help fight depression, lower stress and develop a stronger sense of self-confidence.

Regular aerobic exercise, such as running, helps reduce your risk of fatty liver, which can lead to cirrhosis and other serious health issues. It can also slow down age-related bone and muscle loss, boost your heart health and improve your lungs by increasing the amount of oxygen you can get into your bloodstream.

Whether you're an occasional jogger, or you're planning to run a marathon, it is important to talk to your doctor before starting a new fitness plan. They can create a training program that is right for you, and ensure you're not overtraining or pushing yourself too hard. And remember to always listen to your body and take it easy when you aren't feeling 100%.


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