Running can Improves Heart Health


You have probably heard that exercise is medicine. Well, it’s not just a saying; it’s true. There is a series of scientific evidence showing that regular exercise (150 minutes per week, which is 30 minutes five times a week) – and in particular execution – has health benefits that extend far beyond any pill A doctor may prescribe. Studies have shown that running can help prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, some cancers and a host of other unpleasant conditions. What’s more, scientists have shown that running also greatly improves the quality of your emotional and mental life, and even helps you live longer.
You know that exercises burns calories while you’re working out. The bonus is that when you exercise, the burn continues after you stop. Studies have shown that regular exercise boosts “afterburn”—that is, the number of calories you burn after exercise. (Scientists call this EPOC, which stands for excess post oxygen consumption.) That’s kind of like getting a paycheck even after you retire.
And you don’t have to be sprinting at the speed of sound to get this benefit. This happens when you’re exercising at an intensity that’s about 70 percent of VO2 max. (That’s a little faster than your easy pace, and a little slower than marathon pace.)

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