Running: the benefits of running
The mental health benefits of running
A scientific study has proven that the running allows you to empty your mind. Our cognitive abilities are regenerated and we seem to see things more clearly. Endorphins, hormones of pleasure, play a role. They are triggered on average after 40 minutes of running and offer effects close to morphine. The runner thus physically feels a sensation of well-being. Running can also help structure a dreamy and shy mind. It calls for a strong mental will. The practice of this sport actually often leads to the establishment of objectives to be achieved and then surpassed. Running also requires discipline. It is indeed a question of preparing and planning training sessions that differ from each other.
The benefits of running on physical health
Regular running, over medium or long distances, strengthens the immune system and increases bone mass. It improves blood pressure, thus promoting cardiac remodeling. A runner’s cardiovascular performance will improve as they train. Finally, running allows you to build your lower body quickly and efficiently. In general, the person who practices running on a regular basis will feel their body strengthen and their abilities increase over time.
Running to promote weight loss
It seems logical: the runner burns more calories than a walker. Different scientific studies have proven that the difference goes from simple to double. For example, a 60-kilogram woman will spend 600 kilocalories for an hour of running, compared to 300 for brisk walking. Running also improves the level of its lipid profile, that is to say the level of fat which, in too large quantities, increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Another important point: running increases the rate of a hormone that cuts the feeling of hunger. A runner therefore generally tends to eat less than a walker after having practiced his sport.
Can running be bad for your health?
Running is often considered a hard sport for the joints. It is true that injured cartilage is more sensitive when jogging. But while running has long been accused of promoting knee osteoarthritis, no study has been able to prove it. On the contrary, runners would have a more resistant patellar cartilage. Running is an intense sport. All beginners must gradually increase their efforts. An unprepared individual embarking on a great challenge could suffer myocardial damage.