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Exercise & Fitness
Running for health: Even a little bit is good, but a little more is probably better
- By: Daniel Pendick,
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Did anyone else read recently that too much running is a strain on your heart?
Running makes body slim and well shaped. Thus, to make my self fit I am running for 5 years daily.
Many long-term runners do not run because they want to live longer.Morning Walk is a good Habbit to keep healthy wealthy and wise.
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With the so called civilised world becoming swapped with obesity and its related problems we all need to find ways to address our weight issues and this must start with changing our dietary intake and our levels of exercise. Without these 2 key components we are fighting a losing battle.
I have been running for years and like described above, it just makes me feel better generally. I tend to be a lot more energized all day long from a run in the morning. I noticed that a Danish study is being referenced above, and since I’m from Denmark, I just want to ask what you think about bicycling? We are really a country of cyclists in Denmark and not just runners, and due to my day job, I find little or no time to run in the morning any more, but I use my bicycle on my way to work instead, but does it reveal the same health benefits as running does? Best Karla
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I like the idea “A little bit is good but a little bit more is probably better” . I am a young man running to keep many diseases away from me. I started from jogging for few minutes and now I am jogging for one hour at the morning and one hour in the evening. This jogging really helps to maintain my blood pressure and help me to keep my medical profile low. Daily exercise helps me to keep my body relaxed and makes my mind fresh. With the regular exercise I feel very much better. I think that a day without jogging is a day wasted for me. But to maintain a good healthy life sound sleep is also essential.
I think that regular exercise with sound sleep is the best thing that makes our body relaxed, refreshed and makes our mind clear. But from some months I am having problem with the time management so I am now jogging for few minutes only. So should I get up early (but disturb my sound sleep) to maintain the time or should I reduce my jogging time?
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I am at 70+, I will be counted as a senior. I have been slow jogging daily for the last 20 to 25 years and the last 4 – 5 years, I have been slow jogging ( in the park in the bright sunshine – minus glasses & minus sun block in the tropical sun ) at about 8 kph for abt 20 mins each session twice a day. The important thing is to land on the front part of the feet so that the arch can act like a shock absorber.
The article above mentioned about ‘sweet spot’ of about 30 mins daily but I prefer to do the jog twice to average up my metabolic rate. Up to date, I have no knee problems, no skin cancer, no broken bones ( last fall about 5 months back due new experiment with over sized shoes – bruised, bleeding shoulders but hand took the most impact and was swollen and blue black ) etc…The last three years, I ended my jogs with another 5 mins on the rebounder.
I ran for many years, now I am a senior. We must be very careful not to damage our knee joints and other muscles, especially the spine. Interval jogging might be a better option for older folks.
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