Whether for sport or for exercise, running is generally considered to be a love-it-or-hate-it activity. People love to throw around “I hate running” or “Running is so boring.” However, there a few people who absolutely love running and aren’t afraid to express their zeal, and they just may be onto something. Running is not only a great exercise, but there are many added benefits that are not necessarily visible at first glance.
So running is great exercise, but actually how great is it? Compared to walking, running burns twice as many calories, and offers twice the amount of after-burn calories. After-burn calories are burned after in the hours intense exercise-while you’re just sitting around. This means that by running you can burn more calories in less time. This is perfect for the busy student and overworked mom who only have 30 minutes to get a workout in. In just those…
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