Health Benefits of Running

Running Melts the Most Calories

Why try running instead of another cardio exercise? Research suggests that running is one of the best types of exercise for weight loss. One study found that running on a treadmill increased heart rates and energy expenditure (calories burned) more than using a skiing machine, cycling machine, rowing machine or even a stair stepper. Regular exercise combined with a healthy diet are essential steps to achieving weight loss and ensuring a healthy future. Considering that obesity increases the risk of diseases like heart disease, cancer, MS and type 2 diabetes, it is important to find what form of exercise best suits your needs and goals.

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April 21, 2014

Last Updated:
July 1, 2014