THEY TURN TO RUNNING
There are many factors which have made running a stellar sport, an increasing life style also among women which is continuously gaining popularity -an in greater numbers- with the many popular races being carried out both in our country and abroad. A hobby which no doubt benefits our health.
The current socio-economic situation has helped boost its popularity, as there is no need to join a gym or buy specific equipment to run; all you need is a good pair of running shoes and the desire to go out and burn calories, no matter where we are. Its convenience, combined with a growing attention to caring for our body and, above all, health, have truly favored the rise of running among women of all ages.
On the other hand, as it is a sport that can be carried out in groups and outdoors, something that the female public appreciates and values, and it also increases the spirit of self-improvement, it makes the reasons for running both noticeable and truly satisfying.
As if this weren’t enough, a couple of years ago, a team of German researchers published a study in which they proved that running increases endorphins, generating a sense of euphoria seldom reached through other sports and physical activities. Analyzing the times of different people who practice track and field, the best times were achieved by those with a low blood pressure. So one of the best ways to lower your blood pressure is through speed, and one of the simplest ways to achieve it is to run straight lines.
If, after reading this article, you are willing to go out and run, remember it’s important to drink water constantly in order to avoid dehydration.
WHEN RUNNING IS THE SOLUTION
Running, also know as jogging, is more than a fleeting fad associated with the world of sports and a new lifestyle. To prove it, we will uncover some of the most notable and unknown benefits of this physical activity which continues gaining followers around the world.
– It keeps us young: it reduces the physical and psychological decline in up to 50%.
– It saves lives: it reduces the risk of heart attacks and anginas.
– It strengthens muscles and bones, avoiding their progressive debilitation and deterioration.
– It increases good cholesterol, reduces the risk of blood clots, improves the efficiency of the lungs and maintains the elasticity of the arteries, protecting the body from bad cholesterol and arteriosclerosis.
– It prevents Alzheimer’s: according to studies from the University of Cambridge, running helps generate neurons in the hippocampus which improve mental ability, thus creating a greater number of connections between brain neurons.
– It improves self-esteem and self-confidence.
– It eliminates stress, liberating tension.
– It improves flexibility and coordination.
– It makes us happier: it contributes to generating endorphins, the happiness hormone.
– It improves cartilage and helps it grow
– It makes us more resistant to pain, increasing our threshold for pain.
– It alleviates headaches: the Swedish University of Gothenburg concluded, after research, that those who suffer from migraines reduced those episodes by going out for a forty-minute run, three days a week, for three months.
– It regenerates muscle, contrary to belief, the University of Illinois has demonstrated that running accelerates the process by which the body’s cells generate new muscle.
– It strengthens bones: weight-bearing and medium to high-intensity exercises contribute to an increase in bone density, protecting the organism against fractures and the dreaded osteoporosis.