2 Benefits to Running

Workout of the Day (#WOTD)

Our 30 Day challenge is underway. We will be bringing you ways to build the habit of working out 4 days a week, why you may want to limit or eliminate your alcohol, several new workouts and benefits of some obvious sports you may not realize.

Running

A sport near and dear to my heart. I ran in high school and college and continue to do road races to this day. I’ve always tried to learn and implement smart training strategies, mainly to continue to run. I’m going to share some of those benefits and great strategies with you over the next month.

#1. Running can lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol

Lower Blood Pressure

A stronger heart can pump more blood with less effort. As a result, the force on your arteries decreases, lowering your blood pressure. By running you strengthen blood flow and oxygen opening up arteries and helping the heart muscle strengthen.

Lower Cholesterol

There 2 kinds of Cholesterols LDL and HDL

LDL, low-density lipoprotein sometimes called “bad cholesterol” is moved from the blood vessels walls when you exercise and it goes to the liver. In the liver it is converted to bile (or digested) or excreted. So the more exercise the more you LDL your body expels.

HDL, high-density lipoprotein sometimes called the “good cholesterol’ is raised during regular exercise to increase the “reverse cholesterol transport” (the body removes excess cholesterol from the peripheral tissues and delivers them to the liver).

Bottom line: Exercise helps lower your LDL’s and raise your HDL’s so you can get rid of excess cholesterol which can effect your heart.

Lets have healthy hearts!!❤️

Enjoy!!

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