Benefits of Jogging

The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise for adults. You can break this time up however you'd like. Some exercise for 30 minutes a day , five times a week. Others divide their time into two or three segments of 15 minutes of exercise per day. The smallest increase in your exercise routine will benefit your health greatly. Jogging is just a step up from casually walking. There are many benefits of jogging routinely.

  • Weight Loss is the most common reason for people to jog regularly. You are able to lose a significant amounth of body fat just by jogging for a few minutes each day. You can burn up to 250 calories in just thirty minutes..
  • The mental health benefits will be the first benefit you notice. Routine joggers say they begin to feel calmer and happier. Some joggers even say they feel a mild euphoric feeling (runner's high). Jogging can help releave stress and boost confidence.
  • Jogging or running is the best aerobic exercise for conditioning your heart and lungs. It helps ensure efficient blood flow and oxygen throughout the body. This will help prevent heart attacks as well as many other illnesses.
  • Many people aren't aware that jogging is great at strengthening bones. It can stimulate the development of mineral density in your bones which mean you will have strong, thick bones. This well help prevent the risk of osteoporosis.
  • When you are jogging, your leg muscles, abdominals and arm muscles are being used significantly. Jog on the regular and you will begin to notice that your body is more lean and toned.
Remember: You don't have to be fast, you just need to get moving!

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