The benefits of jogging are many. The first one being the release of endorphins in your brain. How long has it been since you woke up excited about your day?
1- Jogging will change not only your physical state but your emotional and mental state as well.
“Throughout the world, amateurs, experts and the media agree that prolonged jogging raises people’s spirits. And many believe that the body’s own opioids, so called endorphins, are the cause of this. But in fact this has never been proven until now. Researchers at the Technische Universität München and the University of Bonn succeeded in demonstrating the existence of an ‘endorphin driven runner’s high’. In an imaging study they were able to show, for the first time, increased release of endorphins in certain areas of the athletes’ brains during a two-hour jogging session.” ScienceDaily (Mar. 3, 2008)
Other benefits of jogging:
2- Jogging increases your energy and physical endurance
3- Jogging improves your blood circulation
4- Jogging helps you burn fat fast and effectivelly
5- Jogging develops stronger bones in your body
6- Jogging strengthens your mental fitness. Okay I have to expand on this one because I think it is imperative. First, it can build confidence and self image because you are constantly challenging yourself and changing the way your body looks. Secondly, it can help you overcome anger and stress by giving you an escape from the pressures of day to day life. And thirdly, it can help you become more focussed and determined as your will to succeed with your jogging becomes a skill that can be transferred to other areas of your life.
7- Jogging improves your sleep. “…jogging (particularly in the morning) can help improve your sleep patterns. A study suggests that exercising in the morning helps people set their circadian rhythms to be awake during the day and asleep during the night.” Tom (freefitnesstips.com)
8- Jogging improves your skin! You don’t need botox since jogging increases blood circulation, it helps deliver nutrients to your skin. This process detoxifies the body by removing impurities from it. As oxygen is delivered to the skin, collagen also increases; this connective tissue plumps your skin.
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