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Plenty of benefits
Running is more than an exercise. It helps you lose weight and keeps you fit. It can de-stress you in a big way and also boost your confidence levels. No wonder, dedicated runners describe this passion of theirs, as nothing less than a way of life.

Physical benefits

  1. Helps you lose weight: Almost nothing cuts flab the way running does. Running a mile burns about 100 calories � much more than most other cardiovascular exercises such as cycling or walking. And once your weight stabilizes, regular running is an excellent way to maintain it. The end result, you`ll look leaner and feel fitter.
  2. Boosts heart function: Running is great for overall cardiovascular health. Besides keeping your blood pressure in control, it improves your heart`s capacity to pump blood and its ability to utilize oxygen efficiently. Secondly, it increases the expansion and contraction of the arteries by nearly three times the normal rate, keeping them supple and facilitating the pumping of the heart, which means a lowered risk of heart disease.

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