Jogging is one of the oldest and most popular form of exercise and it has many disease prevention advantages.
Here are few jogging benefits.
1. Jogging help to prevent hypertension and heart disease
Jogging reduces your risk of developing heart disease as your cardiovascular system gets a great workout with exercise. Jogging keeps high blood pressure at the bay. Jogging also activates the lowering of LDL, or the “bad cholesterol” in your blood.
2. Jogging may help to prevent some cancers
Researchers strongly agree that jogging is helpful in the prevention of some cancers. This is achieved by the better oxygenation of the entire body while we are jogging. Cells that do not get adequate supplies of oxygen have been known to mutate more vigorously, often turning malignant. Jogging increases the supply of oxygen to all parts of the body, helping prevent some cancers.
3. Jogging keeps infectious diseases at Bay
Jogging strengthens the immune system. It promotes the stimulation of macrophages and lymphocytes, that fight infections through the immune system. Having these cells circulate systematically, helps boost our over-all immunity to stave off many infectious diseases like common cold and flu.
4. Jogging fights against diabetes
Jogging helps to control and prevent diabetes. A sedentary lifestyle and being overweight has been shown to directly increase your risk of developing diabetes.
5. Jogging improves mental fitness
Jogging also benefits our mental health. Being in shape gives us a better sense of confidence and self-esteem. You are also able to improve your over-all demeanor since jogging helps release the feel good hormones called endorphin. These are chemicals released into the body that causes you to have an upbeat mood. This is what is commonly referred to as the runners high. Exercise like jogging will keep you feeling better and happy the whole day.
6. Combat stress with jogging
Jogging is very helpful wit fighting stress. It helps put you in a more peaceful state of mind and helps promote an upbeat attitude. Jogging or running on a treadmill can give immediate tension release, by helping the release of brain chemicals that have a calming effect on our emotions. These chemical are nor-epinephrine, serotonin and dopamine.
Exercise has been shown to affect at the cellular level, by reversing some of the adverse effects of stress that are aging related. Jogging and the repeated pounding of your feet on the treadmill or pavement helps, give us that peaceful state that allows us to shut out the world and just be alone with our thoughts. This can be a very soothing feeling, shutting out stressors while, we are immersed in the joy of running. It also affords us the solitude to sort out some of our daily concerns with less distraction.
7. Jogging helps you lose weight and reduces body fat level
The benefits of jogging for women and men is that it almost has no equal with regards to weight regulation. It is estimated that you will burn roughly around 150 calories for every mile that you go jogging. Doing this regularly would increase the number of calories you lose in the long run. This is one of the benefits of jogging every day. There is also the after burn effect as you will still be burning additional calories, for the next 48 hours after your last run. This is also one of the most efficient ways to lose weight and get into shape. You will be able to achieve your fitness goals faster than if you did other cardiovascular exercises such as walking.
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