Did you know that running just 24.6 km a week can almost halve your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease?

Add in that it keeps your heart healthy, boosts circulation, improves mobility, and helps you keep your weight down, and it’s the perfect exercise.

It’s a pretty simple way to get yourself fit as well. You don’t have to be a gym bunny, all you have to do is to get out there and get started – you’ll burn up to 7% more calories if you run outside than on a treadmill anyway.

In fact, the only real expense with running is your shoes. You really cannot skip on running shoes if you want to get the best possible results.

The good news is that you can get some great brands, like Nike, at a range of different price points – perfect if you are just starting out.

How much running you actually do will depend on your initial fitness levels. It’s important to start out slowly and increase your time as you start getting fitter. Progressing too fast will increase the risk of injury and make your running time rather unpleasant.

When you decide to start running regularly, a consistent effort is more important than trying to push yourself too hard. If you don’t enjoy the exercise, you are unlikely to keep it up – that is as true with running as with any other form of exercise.

Need more convincing? Check out how many calories you can burn just by jogging for fifteen minutes a day in the infographic below.

These were few amazing facts about running and you can always come back and thank us for this important information.

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