- Better Knees
Did you think that your knees wear out with running? Think again. Knee osteoarthritis condition that affects roughly 9.2 million adults can be prevented with the help of running as one study finds. Another discovery is that because running may increase the thickness of knee cartilage, road warriors were up to 18 percent less likely than walkers to develop the condition
- Less Stress
Science suggests you can get more than just an endorphin high when it comes to the mood-boosting effects of running. The Journal of Neuroscience found out according to a lab study that running may reduce anxiety by triggering neurons that mute your response to stress.
- Lower Breast Cancer Risk
More than 70,000 women who walked at least seven hours per week were 14 percent less likely to develop breast cancer than their more sedentary counterparts and this was revealed in a 2013 study. The most active women slashed their risk by 25 percent by working out vigorously (running or swimming) for at least six hours a week.
- Sharper Mind
Good news: It’s not necessary to away for a long time to achieve the much needed benefits. One small study suggests that short-term fitness may slow age-related cognitive decline while also found out that people who engaged in light activity — like walking on a treadmill for an hour — three times a week saw gains in memory after just three months.
- Longer Life
More than 55,000 people those who ran daily — even for just five to ten minutes — lived, on average, three years longer than those who didn’t run and this data was tabulated in a 2014 study. It should also be noted that runners who logged longer workouts didn’t significantly decrease their risk of death from heart disease more than those who ran less. With that in mind, who doesn’t have five minutes? Start running toady!