Running: Is It Healthy?

There are many forms of cardiovascular exercises that benefit overall fitness and weight-loss. This week, Mint Nutrition Clinic is focusing on running and the health benefits, and potential risks. Read what our nutritionists and registered dietitians have to say, below. 

Running: Health Benefits

There are several health benefits that are associated with running on a regular basis. Muscle strength increases, cardiovascular health benefits, risk of obesity declines, etc. There is a common understanding within the medical community, which indicates that running on a regular basis is a healthy way of staying active and reducing your risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, etc. Therefore, its recommended to engage in fast walking or running everyday (even for 10 minutes). Being active all day is better than being active only during the "gym" time. 


Running: Potential Health Risks

There are only a few concerns regarding running, especially for individuals who have heart disease, cancer, etc. Also, the elderly should be careful when pushing themselves during any intense physical activity. However, for the average individual, running is healthy and considered a safe method of exercise.

There are many myths that are not true, and engaging in any physical activity, is a great way to become healthier. At Mint Nutrition Clinic, we offer packages to change an individual's lifestyle and help them become a much healthier person. Click Here to meet our nutritionist and receive your free consultation today. You can also meet our registered dietitians too!