The best time to start running is NOW! Here are 9 reasons why:
- Running is an excellent way to make the heart and blood vessels more efficient in function; it trains and strengthens the heart. It improves the circulatory system—the heart becomes stronger.
- Running increases oxygen intake of blood: the trained heart, pumps a larger volume of blood and the increased flow of blood ensures more efficient oxygen metabolism. More oxygenated blood rich in nutrients reaches tissues and organs throughout the body.
- Running is a great cure for stress and emotional strain. During a day stress and exhaustion cause breakdown product accumulation in the body that actually results in fatigue. To mitigate fatigue you needs physical activity that leads to intensive sweat release and running is an easy way to achieve this goal.
- A long athletic activity sparks the flow of natural chemicals—endorphins. They are called ‘happiness hormones’ for a reason: due to an endorphin rush you feel slightly euphoric after a long run. Runners are nicely insulated from depression.
- Running can enhance mental fitness. As you run, often a solution of a problem or task can spark in your brain. Blood is aerated during an intense training, and promotes metabolism which leads to a more efficient function of the central nervous system and brain performance.
- Regular running boosts immunity system by increasing red blood cell count and hemoglobin content. Running decreases blood cholesterol, reduces hunger, and improves intestinal motility. Along with metabolism acceleration, it helps to maintain a healthy weight.
- Running is good at any time of a day. A morning run when concentration of various hormones in blood is high can become a natural way to improve your mood and restore a balance and well-being. An afternoon or evening run can also relieve stress by providing an escape from a day to day pressures and be your sleeping aid for boosting your energy levels, curbing excessive appetite and getting a good night’s sleep.
- Research studies have shown that runners can experience partial liver regeneration. Kidney function is enhanced as running exercises reduce renal load.
- Regular running is are also good for the musculoskeletal system. Seniors enjoy the best benefits of running as it increases bone density, which can fend off degenerative joint and muscular tissue diseases.