Great article. It confirms the various articles I have read over the years: Oxygen uptake Insulin sensitivity Lipid profiles (raising "good" HDL cholesterol and lowering triglycerides) Heart function Bone density Immune function Psychological function
Thanks for sharing the article Judi, I had missed that now that the Health News isn't on the main Start page any more. It was a timely read for me because my motivation to run has been flagging so that's reminded me of some of the reasons I love it!
And congratulations on those awesome achievements Judigirl!
Starting BMI 31.6 Current BMI 23.1
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop
Thanks for sharing the article, Judi. I can attest that it has certainly made this year of my life more vibrant! And all of my high numbers are now lowered to a healthy standard... cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar. And my weight is steadily dropping towards the final healthy weight. From running and eating well, I've crossed from obesity to overweight and I'm getting close to a normal BMI. Incredible!
Fitness requires perspiration. John Bingham
We can do more than we think we can because we have a God who is bigger than we think He is.
What a great way to reinforce how healthy it is to run, as well as for new people who think they go too slow (it all counts). We don't all have to be marathon runners, or be super-fast, or run every day. Just a little consistency over the years can really be beneficial.
Plus, you get three points for reading the article - BONUS!
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