Serving the Community Since 1956

Serving the Community Since 1956

Thursday, July 31, 2014

RUN! RUN! RUN!

 
 
Run...not an actual four-letter word, but it seems like it to many. "I don't run", is something heard often when talking about exercise. You may want to reconsider after reading this. Running can give you a healthier body, a refreshed outlook and a chance to make big improvements physically with less activity. Running is a calorie blasting workout and often shows results faster than other workouts. Of course, check with your physician first to see if it is right for you, but here are several reasons you may want to reconsider taking a run.

  • You can run anywhere, treadmills, outside...there are very few limitations.
  • Save money - no fancy workout equipment or memberships required.
  • Improve health - active people are less likely to visit the doctor.
  • Carbs can help - are you a carb lover? Here's a reason to consume some carbs. (In moderation)
  • Burn more calories - A 160 person can burn 850 calories per hour.
  • Reduce Blood Pressure - running is a natural way to reduce blood pressure.
  • Build strong bones - running helps build muscle, keeping bones healthier as they age.
  • Boost energy - a morning run will increase energy all day long.
  • Make the dog happy - Dogs are great running partners; a great time for quality time with Fido.
  • Heart Health - Running just an hour per week can reduce the risk of heart disease by almost half compared to non-runners.
  • Alleviate stress - boost serotonin levels in the brain.
  • Enjoy some tunes - what better time to listen to your favorite playlist.

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