• Izzy Grussgott

The Effects of Running Every Day

I have been running everyday for 20 minutes, and I can truely say that I have greatly benefited from it. I like to compare running to a shower (I know this is weird): you never want to do it but once you are done, you are glad you did it anyways. This is a great time to let you know that you should definitely shower after you run 😆

Since my gymnastics competition season is currently over, I have not been doing my routines. As a result, I would get out of breath easily. I knew I had to start doing some kind of cardio when I couldn't do a tumbling pass without panting. When I got a concussion, I knew it was the perfect time to start since I wasn't allowed to do gymnastics but could still exercise.

Running has an amazing impact on you. In this post, I am going to explain the effects of running based on research and personal experience.

First of all, I immediately feel good after I run. It definitely boosts my mood, which is proven to happen. My sleeping and concentration also got better. After about a week, not just my cardio improved, but my overall fitness level increased too. My resting heart rate started to decrease (which is a good thing), and I was less tired after doing any for of exercise such as burpees, biking, and more.

Some long term effects of running according to Healthline are reduced risk of:

  • death from heart attack or stroke

  • cardiovascular disease

  • cancer

  • neurological diseases - Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Keep in mind: If you are going to run everyday or a couple days a week, diversify your workouts. For example, walk for a minute, run for five minutes. If you're on a treadmill, go on a different incline or higher speed. In addition, don't just run, incorporate weight training and other cardio activities into your workout.


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