Sport should be a part of our daily routine, but we often choose to find the most unappealing apologies for not working out and just put it off completely. Additionally, we tend to identify fitness with the gym ONLY but there is also running outside which can be a great option for those without access to the gym.
How does it work?
It’s hard to get up out of bed, put on your training and go out, because all you have to do is take one step ahead of the other at a fast pace. One tip would be not to give up if you did not like it at first, but to ambitiously move on to the second and third time until it turns into a habit.
What do you gain if you run at least 10 minutes a day?
It will strengthen your muscles and bones, which can help you cut osteoarthritis from the list of possible diseases when you will get old.
If you are wondering why is it good to run, you need to know that running is the enemy number one of the “belly” fat because it gets rid off much faster than any other exercises, such as abdomen.
Running helps us release endorphins, the hormones of happiness, so by default, we become happier. It also improves our memory and stimulates metabolism.
If you run even 50 minutes a week, you reduce the risk of heart attack, arthritis, diabetes, increased cholesterol, high blood pressure or developing certain types of cancer. After you run, you will have a much deeper and quieter sleep, because running helps you to relieve stress.
Running for 30 or 40 minutes a day, five times a week, can help reduce the telomere shortening rate and reduce the aging process by up to 9 years. Telomeres are considered the indicators of biological age because, as the body age, they shorten – the shorter they become, the less will be able to protect the chromosomes, which can prevent the normal functioning of the cells and ultimately lead to the cells death.
Running is one of the most effective, inexpensive ways to burn calories and be in shape. While running 2 km, a woman is burning about 105 calories and a man 124 calories.
Keep your mind and body active. Set up a variety of routes so not to run every day on the same paths. Choose different distances and different terrain. Change the type of running with cross-training. Cross-training uses different muscle groups and pushes your body into new ways. Go to the gym but at stretching hours to prevent injuries. Swimming or fitness classes can give you a good balance.
Or it can be refreshing and energizing when you run with music. Music flashes from inside and can give you energy when you need it.
The best way to really feel the benefits of running is to do it in nature, not going the gym. While testing your boundaries, every time being more ambitious, try to notice blocks, people, greenery or dogs and get caught up in the landscape!