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10 Reasons to Run

Runners understand how much running can change your life when it becomes part of who you are and isn’t just something you do. Here are 5 reasons to run so that you can change your own life for the better.

1. Improved Mental Health

Running can create an amazing happy sensation known as “runner’s high” when the body naturally starts turning out pleasure chemicals. These pleasure chemicals can help improve your mental health and can even help fight depression and other mood disorders.

2. Strengthened Lungs

As you log more and more miles of running, your lungs capacity will increase. …

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Why You Aren’t Losing Weight by Running

If you’ve started on a weight loss plan by running regularly but aren’t losing weight or – worse – are actually gaining weight, there are some reasons behind that, and there is something you can do about it. Weight loss is all about a combination of diet and exercise, so you need to find a way to balance the two so that you can actually see good results.Post-Run Snacks

Once you’ve burned all the calories that running burns, you’re going to feel hungry, and you’re going to need to eat something to refuel. However, what many people end up …

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The Story about Mary Cain

Although Mary Cain didn’t look like much as she waited by the starting line among 31 other girls in high school in Greensboro, North Carolina, she was about prove the onlookers exactly what she was made of. In fact, 15-year old Cain was even smaller than the other girls as she slouched her shoulders awkwardly in her black sports bra and pink running shorts.

It was June 2011 and the national championships of the 4 x 800 meter relay was about to begin. Cain’s hometown was Bronxville, New York, and the first two runners completed their 800-meter splits in 2:13 …

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Research Reveals When the Best Exercise Time Is

From now on, you may want to leave your bed a bit earlier and start exercising the moment you are on your feet. That is because scientists claim that they have evidence that working out during the fasting hours help you burn a higher percentage of fat than doing so some other time.

A study carried out in 2010 in Belgium divided a group of young and healthy men into three parts. Everyone was made to consume a diet having nearly 30 percent higher calories and close to 50 percent higher fats than their usual diet. One group was asked …

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Running and Staying Young

A new study conducted on older people who are active has found that walking may not be as effective as running when it comes to reversing aging. Does that mean you need to increase the pace of your exercises?

Walking is certainly a very good exercise. Seniors who regularly walk report fewer incidences of arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and obesity than their sedentary counterparts. For years, scientists and doctors have considered the ability to walk well as a major indication of good health for older people.…

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Training Too Hard May be Worse than Not Doing Any Exercise

Never putting on those training sports shoes you have is certainly bad for your health. But so is training a bit too hard, according to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

A report published in the journal noted a study in which the researchers observed over 1000 non-joggers and joggers for 12 years.

They found that jogging steadily for 2 hours and half per week or less proves to be the most beneficial.

UK guidance, the same way, suggests adults to engage in around 150 weekly exercise minutes.

In addition to considering aspects such as length of …