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Run For Fitness And A Healthier Future

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A lot of people choose running as their sport of choice and they have several reasons for doing so. It is a sporting activity that does not require a lot of equipment. You probably just need a durable pair of running shoes, your running shorts and jersey, and you can run almost anywhere. You don’t have to confine yourself in a gym. You can even enjoy running alone or with just a partner or at times with a group of friends. There are times you will be running in a marathon along with legions of people you don’t even know. It is a very flexible sport with a proven record of positive results.

Running is an effective exercise if you want to strengthen your muscles, enhance your endurance and improve your body’s circulation. What most people are not aware of is that running is also an accurate gauge of heart health.

The Cooper Institute in Dallas made a study of 66,000 participants and the results shows that during middle-age the fitness levels have a significant impact on health in their older years. The conclusion was that it was equally important to read their fitness level along with their cholesterol and blood pressure.

By making them run a one mile distance, the researchers were able to discern the individuals with lower levels of fitness in the middle-age years had greater exposure to cardio-vascular disease when they get older.