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You Can Be a Runner


0909-woman-running.previewThe perks of pavement pounding 

Take up running and you’ll get benefits beyond just looking amazing—you’ll also live longer and stay healthier. Researchers at Stanford University discovered that regular runners have a 39 percent lower risk of dying an early death compared with healthy adults of the same age. “Virtually every system in your body benefits from running,” says Christine Hinton, a running coach in Crofton, Maryland. Study after study shows that running can help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, and even cancer. Most recently, a 2009 study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that running is as good a bone-builder as strength training.

In addition to giving you a physical edge, running improves your mental health too. A 2008 study found that areas in the brain associated with mood are flooded with endorphins—the feel-good hormones—after exercise. This is especially true with running. “When you run, it’s just you, your body, and the environment,” says Kristen Dieffenbach, Ph. D., a sports psychology consultant and assistant professor of athletic coaching at West Virginia University. Your arms, legs, and breathing fall into a rhythm that eventually lulls your brain into a meditative “no-stress zone” in which bills, boyfriends, and bosses fade away. Read Article here

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September 2, 2009 - Posted by | Bodywise, Staying Hip For Life! | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Thanks for that article, very informative, I just wish running was easier. It is a total mental game.

    Comment by putursneakerson | September 3, 2009 | Reply

    • You are so welcome. I just started myself. I have been training with Jeff Galloway, do you know who that is? You can train with his coaching using the new NextFit keychain trainer, He actually teaches you to run in intervals. Run for 2 min, and then walk. I will post one of the video’s I recorded of my daughter training with him on her treadmill, it’s a remarkable device. How long have you been running?

      Comment by HipasIwannaBEE | September 4, 2009 | Reply

    • It can be a mental game.. But one thing I have learned over this past year, some times we don’t really have all the time in the world to learn and love and take care of our bodies, the way we should. When illness’s creep in, the first thing we look at is how am I taking care of me.. I have started to learn how to do this.. It takes time to create a habit.. Once that is done, well then great things start to happen.. Thanx for stopping by and I hope to hear back from you. Hope you are having a wonderful start of our new year 2010..

      Comment by hipasiwannabee | January 6, 2010 | Reply


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