A Man Getting Ready To Run
Inspirational Wall Art For Runners
Benefits of Running
Running prepares you to cope with daily stress and challenges without getting panicked. You will stop overthinking and feel more relaxed. This is because running can immediately reduce the activity in the frontal cortex. This makes running the simplest and the healthiest way to break free from the daily grind. Running also helps with anxiety disorder and panic attacks. Scientists have used the carbon-dioxide challenge test to determine the connection between anxiety sensitivity and physical activity. They found that more physically active people were less likely to panic in fearful situations even if they have anxiety sensitivity. Scientists used the carbon-dioxide challenge test to determine the connection between anxiety sensitivity and physical activity. They found that more physically active people were less likely to panic in fearful situations even if they have anxiety sensitivity.
Running stimulates the growth of fresh grey matter in the brain. Just a month of running will result in thousands of new brain cells. This means you will learn new stuff a lot more quickly and easily. Not to forget that you are more focused and awake. You will adapt to changes and deal with new challenges more efficiently. What does it mean for you? For students, it means better grades. For professionals, it means more chances of promotions and opportunities. For businesses and entrepreneurs, it means profits. You have become an inspiration for your friends and family members. Sharing your daily routine and milestones will push your friends to start running and surpass your stats. Studies have shown that an extra kilometer by a friend can inspire others to improve upon the distance or time. This is especially true for men. Besides, the positive changes in your mood and outlook will also encourage your friends to follow your footstep. Running can help you curb the bad habits or addictions like recreational drugs, smoking, or excessive drinking. After just a few weeks, you will feel that the cravings are not as strong. You will be keen to eat something healthy after long bursts of running. Heck, you might even start to like vegetables and fruits.
You will learn and process information faster at the office, in the classroom, or any other environment. A study looked at different recreational activities and their impact after a learning period. The group that was made to run performed better than any other group in the study. Running results in increased cortisol levels that are needed for better memorization and information retention. Another study has shown that aerobic exercise increases BDNF that boosts memory. Aerobic exercise like running will activate the brain area that is responsible for executive functions like attention control, working memory, or cognitive flexibility. It will help you work towards achieving your goals without losing focus (and your mind). This is supported by the results of another study. Two groups were exposed to a stressful situation. The group that was physically fit managed to deal with negative emotions and maintain a positive outlook. Running helps you burn a lot of calories. Everybody knows that. What you might not know is that your body does not stop even you’ve stopped running. You will burn another 190 calories within the next 14 hours. Running will help you sleep more easily and quickly. It will also improve the time and quality of your sleep.
A study found that employees are happier and more efficient at the workplace on days when they exercise. The improvement in mood or performance wasn’t observed on days when they don’t exercise. The study talks about the workplace but we can safely assume that the better mood and performance will help in all areas of life. Running will make you think highly of yourself. A meta-analysis of 57 studies found that exercise boosts people's confidence and improve their body image. It can also work as an effective tool to boost self-esteem in kids. A study suggests that running or exercise can increase self-esteem in children or young people. Not to take anything away from self-help books or TED talks but maybe a 20-minute run is all you need. High energy level improves our confidence and more importantly, our perceived attractiveness.
Running can elevate your mood like recreational drugs because it stimulates the same pleasure and reward receptors. This is the reason many addiction therapies include a lot of exercises. Running triggers production of endocannabinoids that makes you happier and more focused. It is not just a mood or mental state. Running will fine-tune almost all parts and systems of your body. It will regulate your blood pressure. A meta-analysis of various studies concludes that aerobic exercise can be a non-pharmacological (drug-free) treatment for hypertensive people. Running improves insulin sensitivity. Your blood sugar will come down instantly because the muscles will use glucose or energy during the running. 30 minutes of running combined with the warmups and stretching (45 minutes in total) will boost your metabolism for the next 14 hours. Running results in a kind of connectivity that allows your brain to have higher-level thoughts. Thinking out of the box isn’t that hard because you can analyze and solve problems. There’s another study that shows high impact running can improve learning. It’s easier to focus on challenging tasks. You are more comfortable taking up and managing projects that require attention to details. You will also excel in your job as a manager or leader. Decision making is a vital part of such roles. Daily exercise can significantly improve your ability to make decisions. This was observed in a 9-month study by the American Council on Exercise and exercise resulted in a 70% improvement in the ability to make complex decisions.
Running just 7 - 14 miles a week can keep your cholesterol levels in check. You are also adhering to American heart association recommendation of 150 minutes of physical activity to maintain healthy blood pressure. Another factor contributing to your cardiovascular health is low C-reactive protein levels. If you were living a sedentary lifestyle, just six months of running or exercise will result in a 30% reduction in C-reactive protein. This will not only reduce the chances of inflammation but your IQ will also improve. All in all, running has significantly reduced the chances of heart attack, stroke, and other serious complications. A study observed .51% reduction in hemoglobin A1C values in runners. This is a significant improvement. The results were even better for the group that combined aerobic exercise with weight training. If you already have diabetes, regular running will reduce the risk of diabetes-related heart attack to 20% and eye or kidney damage to 40%. Another review of multiple studies found that diabetes patients can control blood sugar and depression via exercise.
Fatigue is no more a constant feature of your life. There’s no shortage of energy while carrying day to day tasks. In a study, the group that exercised felt “much better” compared to those who did not exercise. A 6 week trial of young adults who reported a persistent feeling of tiredness found improvements in energy levels and a drop in fatigue. Running will boost your energy levels and that ever-present tiredness will be replaced with childlike enthusiasm. Research has shown that running in natural environment work as a shield against mental health conditions. Going to the gym or working out at home cannot provide these benefits. You are not distracted easily and your mind doesn't keep wandering all the time. It is much easier to concentrate on what you are doing. This will improve your productivity and you will do more in less time. Running can significantly improve free testosterone levels in men, especially the intensive interval running workouts. Testosterone is responsible for high libidos and sex drive in men. Exercise can also improve the sperm count while endurance training improves reproductive potential. All in all, you will be a more desirable and attractive partner. The benefits are not limited to men. Research has also shown that 20 minutes of vigorous running can boost physiological sexual arousal in women. And the most interesting part is yet to come. In a survey by Brooks Running, 66% of respondents said that couples who run together have sex more often. Not only that, but almost half of them think that the longer you run, the better your sex life.
A Man Getting Ready To Run
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