Check out this infographic showing some of the top health benefits of running:
Transcript: Top 10 Benefits of Running
Overall Mental Health
Your body releases chemicals which help your body feel more happy…
Lessen Effects of Asthma
Helps strengthen lungs and bronchi.
Helps Prevent High Blood Pressure
Your arteries expand and contract while running, helping the arteries to stay fit, which then helps to maintain health[y] blood pressure.
Strong Immune System
If you are a runner, [you] suffer less from minor illness.
You burn 705 to 865 calories/hours
Fat moving Up-Down helps break your fat down
Running builds lower body strength in addition to strengthening your tendons and ligaments
Increase Bone Density
Your body sends essential mineral to bones to strengthen them when stressed. As running stresses your bones, these additional minerals helps to increase your bone density over time.
Joint Strength and Stability
By increasing the strength of your ligaments and tendons you increase joint strength and reduce chances of injuries to your ankles, hips, and knees.
Running = Increase(d) confidence + greater control over you[r] life.
Reduce Effects of Diabetes
Helps reduce diabetic resistance to insulin and maintain a health[y] blood sugar level