From boosting your bones to sharpening your mind, here’s how running can hold back the years
Sport and exercise medicine consultant Dr Alastair Nicol says that running, or any physical activity, has huge benefits in preventing heart disease."It can reduce blood pressure, boost circulation, increase your good cholesterol and reduce the bad," he says. "Running, as part of a balanced programme, can prevent heart disease."
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I can't run but I walk and I find that if I miss a single day (excluding scheduled rest days) my mood lowers and I begin to feel more lethargic. Since Christmas of last year 2011 I have walked off five stone, I still plan to loes another three but that will be next year. I walk on roads or paved paths but I find lots to see and interact with. There are several others in my area who also walk rather than run.
Here is wishing you all a very pleasant Holiday and a Healthier New Year.
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