Some of the most amazing health benefits I’ve come to find over the last twenty years are good for all runners and walkers. All benefits come if you’ll make running a part of your life, just like brushing you teeth or putting on your shoes. Running should become a number-one habit; you don’t even think about you just does it!
If you choose to keep a nice slim figure with a flat stomach, your new habit should be no less than three days a week but no more than five days a week. Each day that passes you’ll become that person in your imagination that knows this is the right thing to do. If you can’t run then walk! Start with a seven days a week walking program. Increase with a little running as far as you can run. Walk with a nice every other house around the block. I’m talking about walk-run-walk-run. Walk fast the width of a house. Then run slowly the width of a house, all to acquire the running health benefits.
This new activity you’re engaging upon should take no less than twenty minutes and not more than thirty minutes to start off. Once in shape, one hour total is good. This includes to cooling down. Some times during your busy day, you should find “your-time” for self. All this is going to make you a slimmer new healthy person. I personally haven’t been to the doctor other than a check-up in ten years or more. You will too! Pulse rate will drop to about sixty beats a minute.
Colon cancer is something you would not want; if you knew you or your loved ones could prevent it. You see, as a runner your bowel movement’s will become more frequent than those non-runners. Two to five times a day. Why? Your metabolism works faster. With the constant turnover of bowel and urine, it just doesn’t give time for bad things to happen to you. Your running health benefits are at work once again!
Another reason for the increase in bole movements is what you eat. As you learn more about what you should eat as a runner, the carbohydrate intake turns more to vegetables and fruits, even protein! But, not from junk food! All this is elementary. As a runner, you’re using more fluid to keeping your body cool. This allows your muscles to perform at their peak highest level. This is why even in a short race like a two-miler or 5K, they still have water stations. You’ll develop a perfect body at staying cool. The more you sweat the better. This takes awhile. As you go along you’ll notice, that you’re sweating more as the months go by. The body thermostat just functions better, in time.
Running keeps your cardiovascular system in tip top shape too. Running allows your heart to get stronger as you systematically add a little more distance each week. I’m talking about adding six more houses. If that seems too hard, bring it down to five. If six is too easy, up it to six houses. The body’s greatest running health benefits are; it seeks its perfect body weight for your height.
Let me tell you a secret here. Once you really get in shape, you won’t have a weight problem. The problem is keeping it on! You must weight every morning. This is how you learn what your body’s best body weight is. If you’ve lost more than three pounds in one day, drink up! You’ve lost too much body fluid! This is especially true in the South where I live. Much of the year is hot! Like from April to November. You can buy some bathroom scales at Target that will tell your body weight and how much body fat you are. This is not that important if you’re not racing. However, if you do decide to start racing you’ll come to figure out what body fat you perform your best at. Happy running!