27 May 2007 21:42:53
aff501
Benefits of Running

A lot of people really want to get into running for health benefits,
but what many people don't realize is that running can also have other
positive effects on you and the people around you. Running can be be
great for reliving stress and depression. When you run, your body
releases endorphins, which are its natural antidepressants. You should
just try to go out and run for a while. It works wonders! Running is
great for your heart and blood pressure and can help fight disease. It
also gives you a huge boost in energy. Lastly, it is a GREAT way to
lose weight. Everyone "knows" this, but no one wants to seem to do the
work. Most people seem to be content hopping from diet to diet when
none of them work. I have a blog that has more information on what
I've been writing about. If you feel like checking it out, I would
completely suggest it.
http://runningforfunandexercise.blogspot.com/

So if you're overweight or just feeling a little down, just get up, go
out, and run! It is one of your own body's natural medicines, and a
very good one at that. Never put it off. Adhere to a strict schedule
and put in the hard work, and the results will come.

Good luck!



02 Jun 2007 09:17:09
Miss Anne Thrope
Re: Benefits of Running

"It (running) is one of your own body's natural medicines..."

Yeah, that's why you never ever see any injury related posts in here.

Apparently, running is one of your own body's natural hallucinagens.



03 Jun 2007 16:46:49
John B.
Re: Benefits of Running

On May 28, 12:42 am, aff501 <[email protected] > wrote:
> A lot of people really want to get into running for health benefits,
> but what many people don't realize is that running can also have other
> positive effects on you and the people around you. Running can be be
> great for reliving stress and depression. When you run, your body
> releases endorphins, which are its natural antidepressants. You should
> just try to go out and run for a while. It works wonders! Running is
> great for your heart and blood pressure and can help fight disease. It
> also gives you a huge boost in energy. Lastly, it is a GREAT way to
> lose weight. Everyone "knows" this, but no one wants to seem to do the
> work. Most people seem to be content hopping from diet to diet when
> none of them work. I have a blog that has more information on what
> I've been writing about. If you feel like checking it out, I would
> completely suggest it.http://runningforfunandexercise.blogspot.com/
>
> So if you're overweight or just feeling a little down, just get up, go
> out, and run! It is one of your own body's natural medicines, and a
> very good one at that. Never put it off. Adhere to a strict schedule
> and put in the hard work, and the results will come.
>
> Good luck!


It is misleading to equate running with weight loss without
qualification. Running, in and of itself. won't take any weight off
you unless you run upwards of 25 miles/week. This takes a long time
for novice runners to achieve, particularly if they're overweight.
Running is a good weight-loss tool if coupled with a low-fat, low
calorie diet.



03 Jun 2007 16:35:31
Doug Freese
Re: Benefits of Running


"John B." <[email protected] > wrote in message
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> It is misleading to equate running with weight loss without
> qualification. Running, in and of itself. won't take any weight off
> you unless you run upwards of 25 miles/week.

Maybe yes maybe no. Where is the 25 mile a week come from as some
criteria. If we questimate that running burns 100 calories a mile then
25 miles is 2,500 Kcal. If a person is eating 3,000 then you are
correct. If they only eating say 2,000 then it's a next loss and the
weight will come off.

> This takes a long time
> for novice runners to achieve, particularly if they're overweight.

Let's phrase it differently, do enough to lose a pound or two a week.
Any more and your doing too much any less and likely too slow for most
people's patience.

> Running is a good weight-loss tool if coupled with a low-fat, low
> calorie diet.

Again, maybe yes, maybe no! Running is a good weight-loss tool if
calories out is more then calories in. Low fat and low calories has
takes us into proper eating which is another entire topic. One could eat
one or two less snickers bars and lose weight but of course this is not
healthy eating. Combining added exercise and low calorie, a vague
statement anyway, can be too extreme.

-Doug




05 Jun 2007 02:04:18
Ed Prochak
Re: Benefits of Running

On May 28, 12:42 am, aff501 <[email protected] > wrote:
> A lot of people really want to get into running for health benefits,
> but what many people don't realize is that running can also have other
> positive effects on you and the people around you. Running can be be
> great for reliving stress and depression.
[]
> So if you're overweight or just feeling a little down, just get up, go
> out, and run! []


You are preaching to the choir here.

So what are you selling on your web sight? You are not JAS (Just
Another Spammer) are you??

Enjoy the run!
Ed



05 Jun 2007 07:36:30
rick++
Re: Benefits of Running

On May 27, 10:42 pm, aff501 <[email protected] > wrote:
> Running can be be
> great for reliving stress and depression. When you run, your body
> releases endorphins, which are its natural antidepressants. You should
> just try to go out and run for a while.

I've never been convinced of this allegation. Can you cite a medical
study?

I think running improves your mental condition because it feels good
to
be active and breathe deeply. Other sports and dancing have a similar
effect, but not as intense as running.



05 Jun 2007 17:52:36
John B.
Re: Benefits of Running

On Jun 5, 10:36 am, rick++ <[email protected] > wrote:
> On May 27, 10:42 pm, aff501 <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> > Running can be be
> > great for reliving stress and depression. When you run, your body
> > releases endorphins, which are its natural antidepressants. You should
> > just try to go out and run for a while.
>
> I've never been convinced of this allegation. Can you cite a medical
> study?
>
> I think running improves your mental condition because it feels good
> to
> be active and breathe deeply. Other sports and dancing have a similar
> effect, but not as intense as running.

I can't cite a study, but I'm sure there are some. I'm convinced that
enporphin release has anti-depressant qualities. I've been struggling
with depression my whole life. I know what works and what doesn't. And
for me, running has a palliative effect on depression that no other
physical exercise that makes me "be active and breathe deeply" has.
When I'm suffering from anxiety or irritability (symptoms of
depression), I get an overwhelming urge to go out and run.



05 Jun 2007 18:41:10
Doug Freese
Re: Benefits of Running


"John B." <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> On Jun 5, 10:36 am, rick++ <[email protected]> wrote:
>> On May 27, 10:42 pm, aff501 <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>> > Running can be be
>> > great for reliving stress and depression. When you run, your body
>> > releases endorphins, which are its natural antidepressants. You
>> > should
>> > just try to go out and run for a while.
>>
>> I've never been convinced of this allegation. Can you cite a medical
>> study?
>>
>> I think running improves your mental condition because it feels good
>> to
>> be active and breathe deeply. Other sports and dancing have a
>> similar
>> effect, but not as intense as running.
>
> I can't cite a study, but I'm sure there are some. I'm convinced that
> enporphin release has anti-depressant qualities. I've been struggling
> with depression my whole life. I know what works and what doesn't. And
> for me, running has a palliative effect on depression that no other
> physical exercise that makes me "be active and breathe deeply" has.
> When I'm suffering from anxiety or irritability (symptoms of
> depression), I get an overwhelming urge to go out and run.

I'm too lazy to go look but I from a purely anecdotal perspective
running does relieve stress. Be it endorphins or merely breathing extra
O2, running sure as hell cooled my jets. Before I ran I was a poised
snake at work, ready to pounce on anything that even looked at me funny.
Shortly after I started to run I mellowed out as if I was on some drug.
My mellowness allowed me to climb the corporate ladder and reach
retirement with people trying to change my mind. Since many of us at
work would run at lunch, we all felt that running really eased our
disposition.


_Doug