Oman Health: Start jogging now

Lifestyle Saturday 05/March/2016 20:05 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman Health: Start jogging now

You only need to spend 30 minutes a day for jogging, and it will help you get a healthy body, prevent diseases and illnesses, and increase your work productivity dramatically.
Good for Heart
Jogging reduces the risks of heart diseases, diabetes, and stroke. A study done few years back said that running for just seven minutes every day can slash one’s risk of dying from heart disease. The report was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. It is said that exercises that raise heart rates lowers the risk of stroke and heart attack.
Builds Immunity
Jogging builds one’s immune system and the body becomes stronger and can resist infections. It also helps in increasing the functionality. Common cold and other infections can be avoided if the body’s immune system is in place. It should be done in moderation as putting our body under too much strain can weaken our immune system.
Improves Sleep Quality
Jogging can get you a better sleep. It increases the amount of serotonin hormone that’s good for a sound sleep. However, one should not jog two hours before going to bed. It also helps to keep negative thoughts and stress away, and help maintains high energy levels.
Prevents Risks of Breast Cancer
In the Journal of the American Medical Association it was said that jogging just a few hours each week reduces the risk of breast cancer. Physical activity regulates hormones including oestrogen and insulin, which can help in breast cancer. In addition, it can also help in weight loss in women.
Reduces Stress
Jogging can help in reducing depression, anxiety, and stress. Just 30 minutes of jogging can elevate our mood as it can help the body to produce endorphins, the chemical that improves our mood. It makes us feel optimistic. Try to jog five times per week for best results.
Reduces Body Weight
Jogging can help to control your body weight naturally and effectively. 30 minutes of jogging a day can help in weight loss in people who are not active. If you are jogging it is important to take it slowly, run with good shoes and try to run on softer surfaces. One should not put too much pressure on the knees.
Improves Memory in Elderly People
Several studies on the elderly group showed that just jogging 45 minutes per week will help elderly people prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Experiments have shown that jogging leads to new neurons being born in the brain and an increase in their number leads to better learning and memory capabilities. It also improves the self-motivational abilities in the elderly people.
Protects your Bones
Just a 30-minute jogging, thrice a week is a great way to protect and exercise your bones. It strengthens the bones and helps prevents any bone diseases from forming. It helps in reducing the risks of osteoporosis. It is the bones that are responsible for the production of blood, and stronger bones means that better quality blood is produced. It also helps in building stronger and more flexible joints.
Increases the Working Productivity
Jogging can help boost productivity at work through alertness. It increases blood flow to the brain, which can help sharpen your awareness. Having more energy means you will feel more awake at work. If you don’t have time to go for jogging everyday, try to do it thrice a week and you would see mark improvement in your productivity.
Enhances Metabolism
The body’s metabolic rate is raised while jogging. So if you run or jog for 20 minutes or half-an-hour, you could be burning a higher amount of total calories. One recent study showed that those who incorporated fast sprints into their workout burned more body fat than those who walked.