From the very beginning, human was walking and running. These actions are natural and in human’s genetics. Unfortunately, running and walking are replaced by various forms of transportation (cars, public transport etc.).
Scientists have proven that running reduces levels of bad cholesterol, fat, triglycerides and blood sugar. It also reduces the risk of various diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.
Besides on the body, running has beneficial effects on the mind as well. Running reduces the risk of depression and alleviates the symptoms of depression. Reduces the level of stress, anxiety and promotes a good mood. Running and other physical activities stimulate the release of the hormone of happiness.
Running is free, accessible, and all you need are good shoes and a strong will. Remember that every beginning is difficult. Your body will take a few weeks to get used to running, especially if you are not in good shape. Each day will be easier.
There is a high likelihood of becoming addicted to running. Scientists did a research and found that running stimulates so many positive activities in the brain that people eventually become addicted to it.
Discover what is happening to your body in just 30 minutes of running, do your body a favor and start running!
The First Few Seconds
Your muscles start to use adenosine triphosphate, which is the main source of energy within the cell. Cells can function normally only when there is a sufficient amount of adenosine triphosphate available.
The First 90 Seconds
In order to release more adenosine triphosphate, the cells begin the glycogen-breakdown — form of glucose, which builds muscle. The cells will use glucose, which is located in your bloodstream, which is why exercise is good for lowering blood sugar levels.
Your body starts to use more glucose. Muscles begin to release lactic acid, which send signals to the brain that you are under physical stress.