Benefits of Running

It seems like every week there’s another story in the news about how technology is making it easier, faster, and more fun to get around.


But what you might not know is that technology can also make your workout better by improving your running form. And while coming up with an effective technique might seem like hard work, all you need is a pair of smart running shoes.


Running has been around for thousands of years, but until recently it has been considered an art to be learned through trial and error rather than formal training. But as technology has advanced, so too have runners’ techniques. And today, there are now entire companies dedicated to the development and distribution of this type of informatics equipment designed specifically to improve your stride rate and help you find your optimal gait cycle.

In a recent survey involving a number of long distance runners looking at their form before going out on a run compared with after using smart running shoes that promoted good form, researchers found that those who were already skilled users saw almost no improvement; perhaps suggesting that they already had their foot strike pattern down pat. However, for novice runners the shoes were much more effective.

Many experts believe that this is because when you are starting out, all of your motions are performed subconsciously–meaning they have to be relearned in order to optimize them. This is why many well known runners suggest videotaping yourself running before going on a run so you can see where you could improve after coming back.

Since studies show that there are several different ways people land when they run, it’s important that runners analyze their foot strike pattern and start working on changing it if necessary to reduce impact on their joints; something which smart sensors embedded into modern running shoes can help monitor (and even enforce).

Not only will switching up your stride rate make the whole experience more enjoyable, but it’ll also reduce the likelihood of incurring an injury.

So next time you go for a run, think about investing in a pair of smart running shoes that will help you keep your running form in check. And if not them–at least make sure to strap on some good old fashioned video recording equipment to ensure you are staying safe while getting the most out of your workout routine.

What does 30 minutes of running do?

It reduces stress and, as a result, improves sleep.

60% of runners experience less stress after running – and those who don’t run still experience a 37% reduction in stress. Runners also report not only getting better and longer sleep but an improvement in the quality of said sleep. The study also found that non-runners experienced benefits too: they reported improvements of almost 15% compared to before their workout.

Exercise releases endorphins

You know that runner’s high you get after exercising for 30 minutes? That’s because your body is producing endorphins (the same chemicals responsible for feelings like elation and gratification) as a response to pain. These chemicals have been shown to reduce anxiety, boost self-esteem, fight addiction, and reduce depression.

Runner’s high is also the result of the human body trying to find balance. When you exercise, your brain releases chemicals in order to make up for the physical stress you’re putting it under; this is meant to create equilibrium within your system, resulting in the feeling that your workout was worth it.

Running can reduce stress by 37%   (similar benefits were found in non-runners)

Exercise helps manage diabetes

As a type 1 diabetic myself I can tell you from personal experience that running has helped me tremendously over the years with managing my blood sugar levels which require multiple daily shots of insulin throughout my day – something that doesn’t go away even if you switch up your diet or take supplements. According to a study done by the American Diabetes Association, exercise is one of the surest ways to keep your blood sugar in check and reduce your dependency on medicine–be it insulin or pills.

Running helps you fight cancer

A study has found that running for 15-20 minutes a day can help lower something called “tumor necrosis factor” — a chemical responsible for stimulating the immune system and killing tumors — both in mice and humans. It’s also thought that this type of activity could inhibit tumor growth altogether. Researchers believe that increasing our level of physical exertion could lead to better treatments (or even cures) for cancer in the future.

30 minutes of running improves sleep quality   Running reduces stress; therefore improving sleep quality The benefits of running – or exercising – are so great it can reduce your dependency on medicine

Running reduces the chances of catching a cold by 42%

A study has shown that running for 30 minutes and maintaining a heart rate of 75%-85% of its maximum (the difference between resting and sprinting) 3 days in a row is enough to help strengthen our immune system. This, in turn, reduces the likelihood that we’ll catch any virus which is going around; most famously manifesting as a full-blown case of the common cold.

So what do you say? Are you ready to start taking care of your body and investing more time into your health? If so, make sure to implement some good old fashioned cardiovascular exercises like jogging or running into your routine today.

What are 10 benefits of running?

  1. Increases your cardiovascular endurance.
  2. increases bone density
  3. improves mental health (reduces depression, anxiety, and stress)
  4. lowers blood pressure
  5. helps you lose weight
  6. lowers the risk of heart disease
  7. prevents diabetes
  8. improves your mood
  9. reduces the chance of catching a cold by 42%
  10. helps manage sleep apnea

Does running give abs?

Not necessarily – running can make your stomach muscles too weak to provide a resistance against the running motion. The result is visible abs but they’re not as defined as someone who does a 30-minute workout with weights 3 times per week would have.

What are the benefits of running everyday?

The benefits of running everyday range from better physical and mental health to a stronger heart and healthier bones, just to name a few. The latter is why running should be part of everyone’s daily routine; since the number one cause of death in America is heart disease (pertaining mostly to those who are obese or diabetic), we need any way possible to reduce our risk of contracting this condition.

Does running reduce belly fat?

Yes – running reduces the amount of belly fat you have by increasing your metabolic rate and improving your digestion.

Can running tone your body?

While it is possible to tone your body by running, most women prefer weight training and cardio-based interval workouts.

How many times a week should I run? How often should I run?

It’s generally recommended that runners try to run 3 times per week (with at least one day in between).

What happens to your body when you start running regularly?

When you start running regularly, your body goes through an adjustment period. During this time it adapts to the physical stress vigorous exercising puts on it by increasing its endurance and metabolism levels.

Is it OK to run every day?

Yes – as long as you’re not running extremely long distances or extremely far, there’s no reason why it’s not OK to run every day!

How long should a beginner run?

A beginner should run until their body tells them they can’t or shouldn’t anymore. This may be 10 minutes, it may be 7 miles (although one certainly wouldn’t need to sound this extreme). To make sure you’re safe while running, please consult your doctor before beginning any fitness regimen including the running plan of your choice!

How long does it take to see results from running?

It depends on the person, but generally it takes about 2 weeks for most to see results from running. Of course this doesn’t account for those who are out of shape and/or overweight, in which case it will require longer than average before seeing results.

Is it better to run in the morning or evening?

It’s beneficial to run in the morning because it helps you stay productive throughout the day.

What is runner’s stomach?

“Runner’s stomach” is a slang term used to refer to the nausea and/or vomiting some experience while running. This tends to be worst in those who are out of shape or overweight, whereas it will be less of an issue for more athletic runners.

Is going for a run better than gym?

Running is better than going to the gym because it’s free and only requires a pair of running shoes.

How does running change your body shape?

Running changes your body shape by burning your excess fat and building up lean muscles in the form of your legs.

How long should I run to lose weight?

Generally, the longer you run, the more fat weight you’ll lose. However, there are no shortcuts to losing weight; it’s all about burning more calories than you take in (through eating).

How do you breathe when running?

When running, you should breathe in through the nose and out through your mouth. It is best to breathe through the nose because that takes more air into your lungs, thus providing more efficient oxygenation of the blood.

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