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5 Reasons Why You Should Start Running

February 16, 2015 2 min read

Many people ask me all the time why I run?  The answer for me is simple.  I run because I enjoy it.  It is my number one stress reliever.  When I have had a bad day, I can lace up my running shoes and head out the door and just enjoy the sights, scenery, and open road.  So, why should YOU begin running? iPhone 5 Pictures 497   Here are a few facts to allow you to see the benefits of running.
  • Running is the quickest and most efficient means of weight loss
    • In 20 minutes of running at a 10 minute mile pace a 130 pound woman burns 200 calories.
    • Of the 200 calories burned roughly 100 comes from fat and 100 comes from carbohydrates. That translates to 54 fat calories and 18 carbohydrate calories
  • Running is the best calorie burner
    • Calories burned in 30 minutes for a 130 pound woman running compared to some other activities
      • Running          9 minute mile       324 calories
      • Basketball          general game       236 calories
      • Cycling           12-14 mph             236 calories
      • Rowing          moderate               206 calories
      • Weights Vigorous                 177 calories
    • Running reduces risk of cardiovascular disease (leading killer among women)
      • In the Nurses Health Study by Harvard Medical School in Boston the rate of heart attack was found to be 44% lower among active women vs Sedentary
      • Running Strengthens you Heart
      • Reduces risk of blood clot formation
      • Lowers total cholesterol levels
      • Prevents stiffening of arteries
    • Running Lowers your risk of Breast Cancer
      • New England Journal of Medicine Study shows women how participated in regular exercise at a moderate pace had a 37% lower risk of breast cancer as compared with the sedentary group
  So, we have now covered the WHY of running. Stay tuned for the next article in the series HOW to start running.   Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_98865" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]  

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