If you are wondering that we should run every day and the benefits and impacts of the running, the following article will help you consider it.
1/ Should we run every day?
Running every day will bring you some health benefits. Some studies showed that just five or ten-minute run each day at a moderate pace would help reduce the risk of death from heart attacks, strokes, and other diseases.
However, some research showed that you could get these benefits at 4.5 hours per week. It means that you needn’t run for hours each day. They also said that running could lead to injures such as shin splints and stress fractures.
Therefore, depending on your goals and physical fitness levels, you can choose how many days to run each week. You should schedule for cross-training, strength training, and rest.
2/ What are the benefits of daily running?
According to the above-mentioned studies, the benefits of running about five-ten minutes every day may include:
- Reduce the risk of death caused by heart attack and stroke
- Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
- Lower risk of developing cancer
- Lower risk of developing neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases
Meanwhile, a group of Dutch researchers suggests running about an average of 2.5 hours per week or 30 minutes per day and five days a week to enjoy the maximum benefits.
Besides, other benefits of running every day may include the improvement of sleep and mood. According to the latest study, researchers supervised a group of healthy people who run for about 30 minutes every morning for three weeks. The results showed that thanks to the moderate-intensity running pace, their sleep, mood, and concentration ability during the day were better than those of non-runners.
You may also experience these benefits from 30 minutes of other daily exercises such as walking, cycling, yoga, or swimming.