Benefits of running


What does running mean

Amateur running in the social consciousness is associated primarily with the desire to lose weight and with shaping one’s figure. It is an effort calculated on a specific benefit, to improve one’s appearance. Few people know, however, that there are many more benefits of running and many of them have a significant impact on our health and standard of living. After all, it is not without a chamois that it is said that “sport is health”. In the case of running, this saying is perfectly legitimate.

By running, we strengthen our immune system and the cardiopulmonary system. Not only do we gain more energy for everyday duties, but we also increase physical fitness, which has a significant impact on people working both physically and mentally. It is also a great way to relieve stress and even cope with depression. Regular runners live longer than others, which has been confirmed by many scientific studies, including long-term studies, and they are less likely to be ill, and when they get sick, they pass it more gently. Running in this context also has a financial dimension: by becoming less ill, we save money that we would spend on doctors and medicines.

Running has a particularly positive impact on women, alleviating menstrual ailments, menopause, and even pregnancy. As women are more prone to osteoporosis than men, regular running allows them to prevent this dangerous phenomenon for the skeletal system.


Regular running is a perfect escape from everyday problems. It is a time only for us, no one calls, does not snatch your shoulder, does not want anything, in no other way does not bother you. In this way, you can escape for a moment from family, home, friends, work or your problems. During this time we can calmly think about different things, think about the right solution to problems, or at least relax while listening to our favorite music.

For such a multitude of positive effects (we presented only some of the above), running is the most optimal sport for everyone, both young and old. There is nothing difficult in this sport – just put on shoes and we have everything we need. We can run in the forest, park, stadium, and even on the pavement, running around the estate. We don’t have to buy any equipment, especially expensive (although it’s worth investing inappropriate shoes at a later date), we don’t have to use coaches, and we don’t have to rent a hall or other sports facility. Running does not cost us anything, we only need willingness and commitment.

Running for beginners

Running is said to be for everyone, but you should be aware of certain limitations if you are suffering from an illness or ailment. For example, a diabetes mellitus needs to know that a longer run will cause blood sugar levels to fall, which can lead to fainting or even death. A person with a spine disease must be aware that running (especially on hard surfaces) is a sport with constant microshocks as a result of hitting the ground by the feet. If your spine is seriously damaged, this can be dangerous to your health. In any such case, before deciding to run, we should consult a doctor if we can run and, if so, to what extent. If jogging is too heavy for us, then perhaps slow jogging (we will write about it later in this chapter) will be a safe compromise.

Depending on the pace at which we run, our body and we will get different benefits. We have already mentioned jogging – the most famous form of running and its slower version – slow jogging. Apart from these two, we also have high-performance, exercise running, which puts the most strain on our body. The pleasure of running is achieved here not from moving, but from the continuous improvement of your results, in starting and winning marathons, in competition with others.

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