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>Why Run?



Top 10 Reasons to Run

1. Lose Weight

2. Slow down the aging process

3. Have better sex

4. Lower your blood pressure

5. Improve lung health

6. Boost your brain capacity

7. Improve your mood

8. Increase cardiovascular strength

9. Lower your cholesterol

10. Join the community




Like any regular exercise routine, running has both physical and psychological benefits. Some of these benefits include weight loss, improved cardiovascular health, increased muscle mass, increased bone density, and the release of powerful endorphins, which encourage an improved emotional state. Running can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as help to slow - or reverse - the effects of aging.

Running can help you lose weight and stay in shape, but it is important to remember that the appropriate running speeds and distances vary among individual runner's with regard to their health and fitness levels.



New runners: it might take you some time to get into shape. The key is remaining consistent in your physical level and slowly increasing your speed and distance. Remember that training for a marathon is a commitment to a lifestyle change, but it will be worth it in the end.

While running, it is important to pay attention to how your body feels. If you feel exhausted when you run, slow down or try a shorter distance. If you feel that your pace or distance is no longer challenging, speed up or run farther.





This site created by Jaime Weisser, 2008.