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Run for Your Life!

A lot of people claim that they wouldn’t run unless someone or something was chasing them. Running, however, has a lot of benefits! It not only helps you to drop some extra pounds, but you’ll be fitter, happier and maybe even smarter if you start pounding the pavement! Here are a few reasons why running should be your go-to exercise!


The thing about running is that it not only burns calories while you’re doing it, but it has the added bonus of burning calories even after you’ve stopped. Studies have shown that regular exercise has an “afterburn” effect. You don’t have to be a world-class sprinter to get this benefit, either. Just going slightly faster than your easy pace will produce help you to keep burning calories.

Long Life

Just doing the bare minimum of physical activity, which is 30 minutes five days a week, will add years to your life. Many studies have shown that many different types of people have lived longer by incorporating physical activity into their lives. In fact, it’s so good for you that it helps smokers and people suffering from conditions like heart disease to add years to their life expectancy.

Just Say No to Cancer

The “C” word is something that everyone dreads. While exercise will not cure cancer there’s evidence that suggests that it can play a role in helping you to prevent it. In fact, regular exercise is associated with a lowered risk of certain kinds of cancers, including colon cancer, breast cancer and lung cancer.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

There are studies that have found that 30 minutes of running five days a week improved sleep quality, mood and concentration during the day. Other studies have found that exercise may even help you to cope with anxiety and stress after you’re done working out. It’s a stress reliever!

Lower the Risk of Going Senile

Are you worried about becoming forgetful as you get older? It’s a big worry and senility impacts a lot of older people. Working out regularly can help you stay sharp mentally. Several studies have shown that regular exercise can help reduce your chances of age-related mental decline.

Protect Them Bones

So many people seem to think that running is bad for your knees. No doubt you’ve had people tell you this little gem. The fact is that running actually improves knee health. Not only that, but it increases bone mass and eve helps reduce age-related bone loss.

So what are you waiting for? Talk to your chiropractor for helpful tips about how to get started on your path to a healthier you by running!

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