6# Aids digestion: Running speed up the process of digestion of food and helps absorption of nutrients from the food that you’ve eaten. It increases appetite and boosts metabolism, keeping your digestive system healthy. It’ll also help decrease the time that it takes for the food to pass through your large intestine thus aiding digestion.
7# Good for your bones: Running helps increase the bone density of your legs and hips. This makes it extremely good exercise for women in their menopausal stage, who are prone to lower bone density. This in turn helps prevent debilitating diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis.
8# Helps you sleep: Rigorous running can help keep your mind free from distractions that disrupt sleeping. Inadequate sleep will slow you down through the day and have an impact on your work and life.
9# Makes you happy: People who run have better self-confidence as they know they are choosing good health in their lives. Also, running releases endorphins and gives you an escape from all the stress that can accompany existence in the urban world.
10# Helps you lose weight: If you want to lose weight, running is the best way to get started. Running boosts metabolism. It increases energy requirement of cells, causing the body to burn more calories, thereby helping you lose weight. It is difficult to say how much calories you’ll burn as that depends on your weight and the duration and speed of running. But it will definitely give you better results than walking. A study showed that running causes 90% greater weight loss than walking. So what are you waiting for?