When was the last time you went to the gym or you just had a good sweat? Working out doesn’t mean going to gym and wearing expensive fashion clothes. All you need to do is to go for a 15 min run every morning or night. Jogging is a type of moderate – intensity aerobic exercise that has infinite long term health benefits, strengthens your muscles and bones and clear your mind.
Some of the benefits can be enjoyed more quickly, while others won’t show up for weeks. Before you start a new jogging program, speak to your doctor first. Afternoon jogs can help you blow-off accumulated stress from the day, while the benefits of morning jogs are that you are well-rested and fresh and if you run on an empty stomach you could burn more fat.
Check out some of the benefits just a short jog can give you.
COMBAT STRESS WITH JOGGING
Jogging helps put you in a more peaceful state of mind and helps promote an upbeat attitude. A short jog can give you immediate tension release by helping the release of brain chemicals (dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine) that actually have a calming effect on our emotions.
IMPROVED MENTAL FITNESS
If you run everyday, you will be in shape, which can give you a better sense of self esteem and confidence. Jogging helps release endorphins, so you are also able to improve your overall demeanor. Jogging can keep you happy the whole day.
There’s many forms of jogging – jogging through rain up a hill and down the street in your neighborhood, and both are relatively exhausting. If you can’t sleep, there’s a chance that you have not worked hard enough during the day. And if we develop natural tiredness, we can fall asleep easily. Try jogging!
REDUCES BODY FAT LEVELS
Jogging is one of the most efficient ways to lose weight. It can help you also achieve your fitness goals faster than if you did other exercises like walking. Some studies say that you can burn around 150 calories for every mile you go jogging, and burn extra calories for the next 48 hours after your last run.
HELPS PREVENT SOME CANCERS
This type of workout is also helpful in the prevention of some cancers. Did you know that cells that do not get adequate supplies of oxygen can mutate? Jogging increases the supply of oxygen to all parts of the body, preventing some cancer types.
HELPS PREVENT HYPERTENSION AND HEART DISEASE
Jogging can reduce your risk of developing many diseases, including heart diseases. That’s because jogs help to keep high pressure at bay. If you exercise 2 1/2 hours each week, you will feel better and the everyday jogs will provide your body many cardiovascular benefits. These benefits can extend your life up to six years.