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What are the benefits of jogging What are the benefits of jogging

What are the benefits of jogging

Public HealthMay 04, 2012

Jogging has many mental and health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular purposes. This is supported by the fact that the jogging is six most popular sport in America.

The physical benefits of jogging include:

Jogging improves fitness and endurance - strengthening of endurance increases capacity for work and active life in general. Increased activeness in every sense means safe exit from the lethargy and bad feelings.

Weight Loss - jogging faster body metabolic operations resulting in increased burning of calories. On this way it is possible to lose weight and achieve better and firmer body figure.

Burn Abdominal Fat - It is known that abdominal fat hardly go away. It can be argued with certainty that jogging is one of the most effective exercises for burning fat from the abdomen and hips.

Improve Appetite - although overweight, these people usually suffer from loss of appetite. As mentioned, run speeds up metabolism, which requires more energy. Required energy is introduced through the food. So jogging increases the need for food which on a healthy way spreads to the organism.

Strengthen Muscles and Bone Density - it is quite certain that jogging strengthens the muscles and bones became more stable and more mobile, especially the back, hips and legs.

Fights Insomnia - jogging involves certain amount of physical fatigue, which provides a healthy and strong dream.

Psychological Benefits of Jogging

Did you think that benefits of jogging everyday are limited only to your physical health? You are mistaken. There are psychological benefits of jogging as well. They are as follows:

- Confidence Builder: The most important of the benefits of jogging is confidence building. With jogging the person is able grow stronger and stronger and overcome every ordeal. Confidence brings with itself the feeling of empowerment as the jogger knows what his body is capable of. People who lose weight due to running gain more confidence than any one else can imagine.
- Stress Relief: As you are jogging, you get time to think about life’s problems and you are able to run them over with aplomb. If you have a problem which has been there for some time, then you should attempt distance running. When you are attempting distance running, you get some time only for yourself which allows you to un-clutter your mind. If you have anger filled up within yourself, a sprint will be able to get rid of the anger and aggression. So we can claim that jogging is good for stress relief.
- Mind Training: Along with the other benefit, jogging is able to train the mind better. As you are come across hurdles upon hurdles you learn to focus and become more and more determined. Not only will your body gain physical strength but you will also gain mental endurance.
- Attitude Improvement: One of the lesser known of the benefits of jogging is attitude improvement. Jogging releases hormones called endorphins, which are responsible for giving the feeling of happiness or euphoria. Hence, jogging is used as an effective tool to combat clinical depression since a very long time.

Fights aging - given that jogging strengthens bones and muscles that prevent their decline, which normally occurs with age. So, jogging slows aging.

Fight diseases - boosting the immune system, regularly jogging decreases risk of diseases such as cancer, heart attack, diabetes, hypertension, and osteoporosis.

Cardiovascular benefits – jogging increases lung capacity which provides more oxygen to all vital body organs. In addition, jogging speeds up heart rate, this strengthens the heart muscle, reducing the risk of heart diseases. Also, running lowers blood pressure.

In addition to physical health, jogging has many positive psychological impacts:

Jogging build confidence - it increases the strength of the body, giving joggers the courage to face the bigger and more serious trials of life. In addition, losing weight and tighten the muscles contribute to increasing confidence.

Jogging relieves stress
- by raising the level of endorphin lifts mood. In addition, during the jogging people have time alone to think about problems and as they the longer run, they find extra power to deal with these problems. If a person is angry and furious, he/she can choose the sprint to get out the negative emotions.

Jogging trains mind - since the jogger encounters various obstacles during running and continually sets himself new goals to be achieved, this kind of thinking can be transferred to other situations in life.

Studies have shown that the best time to run in the morning when jogger achieves the best results in physical and mental health. In addition, people in the morning have more will and energy. Also, it has been proved that people who used the train morning jogging manage to perform all their obligations during the day.

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