Reasons Why We Need To Go For a Run

Sooyeon Lee

People these days often go running for an exercise. But not many of them know how much it improves every aspect. These are some benefits that running can give you.

Running helps you sleep better.

According to experts from Johns Hopkins, “We have solid evidence that exercise does, in fact, help you fall asleep more quickly and improves sleep quality.” An article in the American Journal of Lifestyle Exercise notes that the exercise-sleep connection goes both ways. The more you exercise, the more you need quality sleep. Also, the worse your sleep habits, the less likely you are to exercise regularly.

Runners were once warned that an evening workout would disrupt that night’s sleep. However, a 2018 analysis of 23 studies on the topic produced an opposite finding. Except for a hard interval workout undertaken within an hour of bedtime, other evening exercise actually improved ease of falling asleep and quality of sleep.

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Photo credits: Womenshealthmag.com

Running improves your immunity.

Exercise scientists have spent the last 40 years looking at the links between exercise and immunity. They have uncovered mostly very good news and a few cautionary notes, while also looking at the effects of diet on the immunity status of runners. They discovered: modest exercise improves immunity, ultra-endurance efforts can decrease immunity, and dark red/blue/black berries help your body stay strong and healthy.

In a 2019 paper, experts summarized “The compelling link between physical activity and the body’s defense system.” Among advice on intensity levels and diet, they report evidence that running can improve the body’s surveillance against disease, lower inflammation, enhance gut microbiota composition, reduce risk of upper respiratory infections and influenza, and improve antibody response.

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