Running Makes the Joints Stronger

In the past, there have been a number of incorrect reports circulating in the media, saying that running can result in osteoarthritis. This inaccurate news has now been turned on its head by a research trial consisting of close to 100,000 runners in a Sports and Exercise Medicine and Science study. The results of this extensive research determined that compared to regular walkers, runners who regularly run over 26 miles per week, were 50% as inclined to suffer from knee osteoarthritis.

There is a logical scientific explanation for this: when people run and pound their weight against the ground, they generate stress on their cartilage and bones, in the same way as they do with their muscles. This action makes them spring back in a stronger way. This can be contrasted to exercises such as swimming, spinning and walking, that are low-impact. The latter simply do not posses the same benefit as bone-building through the stress of muscles, bones and cartilage.

Running to Get Rid of Calories

In order to run, you need a great deal of fuel (calories). For example, if you run a ten minute mile on flat land, you will burn up approximately 12.2 calories every 60 seconds. And if you add hills to your route, and/or the weather is windy, you will burn up even more calories.

Getting A First Class Leg Workout

Our legs house the body’s largest muscles, and whenever you go for a run, you benefit them all. So if you want to get your outer an inner thighs looking fabulously toned like a celebrity, and long for strong, great looking calves, hamstrings, quads, and gluteus maximus, then be sure to have an excellent running plan which you do on regular days and times come rain or shine.