Here's why you Should Run

According to researches done in the recent times, people who run live longer than those who don’t. And this should be that one big reason for you to put on your running shoes and head straight to run for a long and healthy life. There is no question that the fitter you are and the more exercise you do, the longer you live and the better your quality of life. The human body gets most of its vitamin D from sun exposure, but since people spend all of their time indoors, the number of them suffering from vitamin D deficiency is on a steady rise. Taking your run outside can help boost your levels to ward off depression, prevent type 2 diabetes, and strengthen your bones.

To run, all you need is a good pair of shoes. It couldn't be simpler. And everyone knows how to run. You may not have perfect form yet, but you already know how to place one foot in front of the other and settle into a comfortable pace. Though it is simple sans any fancy equipment like the ones in the gym, it gives maximum health benefits. Running also gives your ticker a world-class workout. When your legs hit their stride they squeeze blood toward your heart, which in turn forces it to pump the blood right back. The faster you run, the harder your heart works and the stronger it gets. Joggers also have a leg up against heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, and running has been shown to lower blood pressure, raise good cholesterol, and boost immunity to colds and other viruses. Your time on the treadmill can even prevent vision loss, it seems.

Stress can actually cause a number of health and mood problems. It can also diminish appetite and sleep quality. When you run, you force your body to exert excess energy and hormones. Running also helps to reduce your chances of developing tension headaches. In fact, there are few things in the world that can better or more rapidly treat depression than exercise such as running. Whether you’re new to the running scene or already a running pro, setting yourself a challenge is a fantastic way to make sure you’re constantly making progress. Most weight-loss and fitness programmes fall on stony ground because clearly defined goals were not put in place. Setting yourself a long-term target of running a half or even full marathon can be the ideal stimulus to keep you on track

- Divya