Doing This For One Hour A Week Can Increase Lifespan

By Stepy Kamei

It makes sense why it can be so difficult for many people to start up a brand-new healthy habit. Whether it involves dieting or jumping into a new exercise routine, attempting to fit a new piece into the meticulously-placed puzzle of your life and daily routine can be quite a challenge. This is understandable, and knowing it's such a challenge should provide insight and reduce feelings of stress and guilt if you're ever having trouble accomplishing your own personal health and wellness goals. Many people find it helpful to take baby steps toward their health goals, and they tend to experience a greater chance of success this way. You can apply this method to your own personal progress as well. For instance, if you've been meaning to start up and maintain a regular exercise routine, it could help you to get started by going for runs for at least one hour each week.

What Makes Running Such a Great Exercise?

Running remains one of the most recommended forms of exercise by healthcare experts and personal trainers alike -- and for good reason. Running has the extraordinary advantage of being an exercise that can be customized to each individual runner's needs and preferences. You can run inside or outside, choose the terrain, speed, pace, and incline of wherever you are. This makes it an ideal workout for beginners or people who need to work on building stamina. 

How Else Can Running Benefit You?

Running, like most physical activity, releases endorphins throughout your body, which can boost mood and strengthen the immune system. Furthermore, if you do choose to run outside, you're getting the added benefit of absorbing Vitamin D from the sun, which is great for skin health as well as boosting your mood. Of course, running can also help combat many health issues such as weight gain, obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression, anxiety, constipation, and even insomnia.

How Can You Fit Runs Into Your Daily Routine?

If it's too difficult for you to fit a run around your neighborhood before leaving for work, try fitting a shorter run in during your lunch break. Alternatively, you can run on a treadmill at home while watching TV or reading a book -- so you can still unwind from the day but also continue to be productive while doing so.

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