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35 Amazing Scientific Health Benefits of Running (+10 Tips for Beginners)

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Running or jogging are both forms of aerobic exercises and as such present the body with quite a number of amazing health benefits. The difference between jogging and running is basically the intensity and the speed in which they are done.

Running is different from jogging in that it requires more effort from the heart, muscles, and lungs.

Running also requires an individual to be at a higher level of fitness than jogging does and burns more calories than jogging.

1.      Running can help improve your cardiovascular health

Running has been shown to be an excellent means of keeping the cardiovascular system in a good condition. As earlier mentioned, running is an aerobic exercise which uses up the fatty acids and the carbohydrates in the diet for energy needed during the activity.

A characteristic runner usually has a slow resting pulse rate and an inversely high utmost consumption of oxygen. Studies on the heart have shown that people who run for distances have more defined, thicker left ventricles as compared to sedentary people (2). Their hearts pump a larger volume of blood per heartbeat and are more efficient than the hearts of sedentary people. Running also has progressive effects on a lot of coronary risk factors, which is a possible explanation as to why chronic endurance exercise is usually linked with lower rates of coronary death.

Bottom Line: Running is a highly effective coronary exercise which helps to use up fatty acids and carbohydrates. It generally promotes good cardiac health and prevents coronary death.

Sport Fitness Advisor,  excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Feb. 24, 2018

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