I run for life

If you want to kick things up a notch or two, consider running. Running burns more calories than walking. It is a high intensity exercise that works the lower part of the body ( thighs, butt. legs, and calves). Running is also a great cardio exercise that will get your heart pumping.

Have you ever heard of the song , ” I Run For Life” by Melissa Etheridge ? Here are some of the lyrics:

I run for hope, I run to feel
I run for the truth for all that is real
I run for your mother, your sister, your wife
I run for you and me my friend
I run life

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Well there is truth to the song. Studies have shown that running adds years to your life even if you are a smoker.  How amazing is that ?  Running is also good for your mind. Have you ever heard of the term ” runner’s high ” ? When you run, you release feel good hormones known as endocannabinoids . So if you are feeling down and looking for a way to de-stress, try going for a run.

Running is  associated with amazing health benefits. It is a great way to protect your heart . It helps  the arteries retain their elasticity and strengthen the heart – reducing the risk of heart disease.  It also helps prevent certain cancers. Studies have shown regular exercise is associated with a lower risk of certain cancers.  If you are looking for a reason to run, there are plenty of reasons and science supports its benefits.

So hit the pavement and get a boost in self-esteem and plenty of health benefits .

Comments (2)

  1. The Frugal Exerciser:

    I used to run but I can’t anymore so I bike or walk. Running does get the weight off really fast if you are trying to lose. Over the years, nothing really beat it when it came to my clients trying to increase their metabolism and burn calories. #wowlinkup

  2. Main Diva:

    Yes, running is a great way to lose weight. I like to advise people who are trying to lose weight to begin by walking more often, then gradually work their way up to running. #wowlinkup

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