Running helps live more and better because its good for the heart, mind and body.
An activity capable of giving the human being incredible advantages and various benefits all confirmed by scientific research.
Running: adds years to your life and life to your years
Numerous studies have shown that running increases lifespan.
"If exercise were a pill, it would be the most popular pill in the world." Undoubtedly less expensive and more satisfying than many medicines.
Here's why it's so good for your health:
Its a great tool for increasing the overall level of health.
Running as little as 5-10 minutes a day, at slow speeds, is associated with a dramatically reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease, according to a landmark study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Research shows that running can improve lung function, raise "good" and lower "bad" cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, regulate blood sugar and, consequently, reduce the risk of diabetes.
Its also scientifically proven that running also strengthens the immune defenses by protecting our body from external attacks.
This shows that the variations that the effort produces are all positive for our organism.
Valid help for the health of your back
This is an advantage that many find difficult to believe.
Running is often thought to be a high impact, joint damaging activity, and isn't uncommon to run into injured runners with chronic joint pain. True, but it's just looking at the "comfortable" side of the coin: sedentary and out of shape adults have worse back and joint problems on average than most runners.
Running guarantees the maintenance of body structures such as tendons, ligaments and joints.
Did you know that..
Does running promote a good night's rest and improve sleep quality? There is solid evidence that exercise helps you fall asleep faster by ensuring optimal rest.
Running, in fact, decreases stress levels and facilitates night sleep, improving its quality by promoting mental relaxation.
The race to lose weight and keep fit
Running is an activity that involves and significantly activates the whole body, guaranteeing the achievement and maintenance of a good muscle tone of the upper and lower limbs and of the trunk.
As it involves the continuous movement of the entire body weight, running has a greater energy expenditure than most other sports activities, supporting weight and fat mass loss and ensuring the maintenance of good physical shape.
But be careful: to obtain concrete and stable results over time, its essential that running is always accompanied and supported by a correct and balanced diet!
It brings countless benefits not only on the body but also on the mind: it improves mood and gives well-being
Many people take up this sport to improve their fitness but, after a short time, to a question like "why are you running?" all will answer "because it makes me feel good!"
Emotions, mood, mental energy..
One of the greatest advantages of running, in fact, are its mood-enhancing effects: the brain emits two powerful chemicals for well-being, endorphins and endocannabinoids.
Chemically, the endocannabinoids produced by the body during a run aren't all that different from those given by mood-altering marijuana, THC.
Running is therefore a real natural drug and its benefits are tangible. Running is good for health and is one of the most advisable practices for a healthy, balanced and sustainable lifestyle.
"You can get drugged with good things and one of these is certainly sport" Cit. Alex Zanardi