Tuesday April 23, 2019

6 Reasons Why Running Is The Best Exercise Ever!!

Running is an exercise which has a lot of benefits. To find out what are they, read further

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Running is best exercise. Pixabay

Oct 04, 2017: Don’t you sometimes want to run a mile just to clear your head? Well, running has been proven to be one of the best forms of exercise. Anybody would agree that if you want to want to get in the shape, then running would be the solution. Running often helps us view health from a completely different perspective. There are many benefits of running including lifting up moods and preventing diseases. Not only is running extremely beneficial for almost every part of the body but also for relieving stress. Thus we can say that running is the best exercise for the people who do not have the time to go to the gym.

Now let’s delve into the 6 ways about why running is so instrumental as the Best Exercise:

Maintaining Good Health

Running provides a boost in the overall health level of our body. It has been proved by research that running keeps the cholesterol levels in check and reduces the risk of heart diseases drastically. It not only leads to an increase in the level of good cholesterol but also helps the lungs by increasing its functional ability and use. Running can genuinely improve your immune system and as a matter of fact can reduce your risk of growing blood clots.

Losing Weight

One of the main reasons people indulge in running is because they find it to be a great mechanism for losing weight. Running is dependable and a rational choice if you want to maintain your body shape or lose a few pounds. It has been proved to be an effective exercise for burning a few empty calories.

Reducing the risk of Diseases

Running cannot cure cancer but definitely help in preventing it. Women can drastically reduce the risk of breast cancer if they indulge in running. Running is extremely helpful for people who are undergoing chemotherapy. It can increase the quality of their lives and also the duration of it by 5.3 years.  It can prevent chances of a stroke. Running strengthens your cardiac muscles and the arteries thus diminishing your prospects of getting a heart attack. Plenty of doctors recommend running as the primary exercise for patients with diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and most importantly heart patients.

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Makes you happier and Improves your Confidence

Running does not only have physical benefit. It also helps in bringing about the emotional and mental well-being of the runner. It leaves the runner with a greater sense of self-esteem and adds a boost to the confidence which in turn makes the person feel empowered and ready to achieve anything.  If you have had a bad day, running will lift your mood. This is due to the release of the good feeling hormones known as the ‘endocannbinoids’. These hormones are what cause the ‘runner-high’. Thus running leaves you with a sense of satisfaction.

Helps in battling Depression

Running can strike some serious cords in battling depression. When you are suffering from depression, your brain needs a change of mood and that can be achieved by changing.  When you run, the brain secretes the ‘endocannbinoids’ which make you feel good. Research has shown that in fact there is no better way to treat depression than undertaking an exercise like running.

Reducing Stress

Running is shown to have affected the stress level of the person massively. If you run the chances of you getting stress headaches is diminished. Since running helps in reducing stress, it indirectly brings back the appetite and helps the person to sleep better.

The benefits of running are not limited to only the above. There are much more and all of these points at how running is so benign for you. Running is extremely satisfying for the soul, body, and mind. Running fills us with a new dash of energy and enables us to deal with the world in a new context and with a better focus.

Prepared by Saloni Hindocha of Newsgram

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Avoid Smoking During Pregnancy To Prevent Premature Births

The negative health impacts of cigarette smoking during pregnancy, including low birth weight, delayed intrauterine development, pre-term birth, infant mortality, and long-term developmental delays, are well known. 

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The researcher plans to look at quit rates and smoking intensity and their impact on the risk of infant mortality. Pixabay

Expecting mothers, take note. As smoking during pregnancy is linked with negative health outcomes, a team of researchers has found that smoking cessation during pregnancy may reduce the risk of pre-term birth.

The findings, published in the JAMA Network Open journal, showed that the probability of pre-term birth decreased with earlier smoking cessation in pregnancy — up to a 20 per cent relative decrease if cessation occurred at the beginning of pregnancy.

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If we determine quitting, and quitting early, reduces the risk of infant mortality, then that may speak to mothers even more saliently about the importance of smoking cessation. Pixabay

“Of concern, though, given the substantial benefits of smoking cessation during pregnancy is that the proportion of pre-pregnancy smokers who quit smoking during pregnancy has remained essentially stagnant since 2011,” said lead author Samir Soneji from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in the US.

For the study, the researchers conducted a cross-sectional study of more than 25 million pregnant women who gave birth to live neonates during a six-year period — measuring their smoking frequency three months prior to pregnancy and for each trimester during pregnancy.

The negative health impacts of cigarette smoking during pregnancy, including low birth weight, delayed intrauterine development, pre-term birth, infant mortality, and long-term developmental delays, are well known.

But the good news is that the proportion of women who start their pregnancy as smokers has been declining in recent years, the researchers said.

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The findings, published in the JAMA Network Open journal, showed that the probability of pre-term birth decreased with earlier smoking cessation in pregnancy — up to a 20 per cent relative decrease if cessation occurred at the beginning of pregnancy. Pixabay

However, the study also found that only about 25 per cent of women who smoked prior to pregnancy were able to quit throughout their pregnancy, and approximately 50 per cent of women who smoked during their pregnancy did so with high frequency (more than 10 cigarettes per day).

The researcher plans to look at quit rates and smoking intensity and their impact on the risk of infant mortality.

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“Thankfully most premature babies end up doing well,” he said.

“But premature birth is strongly linked to infant mortality. If we determine quitting, and quitting early, reduces the risk of infant mortality, then that may speak to mothers even more saliently about the importance of smoking cessation,” he added. (IANS)