Updated on July 11, 2017
Do you want to improve your health? A good looking body? And break your daily routine?
Running offers all that, and some more. This is not an advertisement. Running is one of fastest, sweaty ways to get your health and body in shape in a relatively short time.
Our ancestors used to run their prey to exhaustion, that’s how humans used to hunt and escape from hunters. Truly, you were born to run. Running is natural; it doesn’t require fancy equipment or expensive gym membership. All you need is a good pair of shoes, and you are ready to go.
What are the health benefits of running? Plenty, here are some of them:
Decrease Risk of Colon and Breast Cancers
What do running and apples have in common? They keep the doctor away. Runners are the last people to contract colon cancer. For women, intense workouts such as running can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer by at least 30 percent.
Running Boosts Metabolism
The primary form of running is taking laps around some track. However, the real secret to running is doing interval training, which helps improve metabolism and rev cardiovascular fitness. Studies show that runners who do intervals enjoy running more than the average runner, and they are less likely to quit.
Add More Years to Your Life
Runners are more active and have fewer disabilities than those who spend too much time on the couch. They live longer too, and even if old age prevents you from running, the years you invested in running when you were young will pay off over the long term.