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Benefits of Jogging and Running

Jogging and running are aerobic exercises (activities that elevate your heart rate for sustained periods of time), and so that means they have lots of health benefits. Research proves that aerobic exercise can:

  • decrease your risk of heart disease,
  • decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes,
  • help control blood pressure,
  • strengthen your bones,
  • strengthen your muscles,
  • increase your stamina,
  • improve your mood,
  • decrease symptoms of depression,
  • decrease your risk of certain cancers (breast and colon), and
  • reduce the risk of dementia.

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