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My name is Amelie I am 23 years old and I am from Boston. Gold medallist runner at regional competition in one of the most apprentices races in the US. i ran the Chicago Marathon in 2011 and thought I would not run another one, but I was accepted in the lottery for the 2017 Big Sur International Marathon. So, I’m trying to suck it too hard at it.
In 2016 I ventured into new athletic territory and started cycling. I trained with Team in Training for the 100 mile ride around Lake Tahoe for America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride. We raised a lot of money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and had a damn good time doing it.
Running prepares you to cope with daily stress and challenges without getting panicked. You will stop overthinking and feel more relaxed. This is because running can immediately reduce the activity in frontal cortex. This makes running the simplest and the healthiest way to break free from the daily grind.
Running also helps with anxiety disorder and panic attacks. Scientists have used the carbon-dioxide challenge test to determine the connection between anxiety sensitivity and physical activity. They found that more physically active people were less likely to panic in fearful situations even if they have anxiety sensitivity.. Scientists used the carbon-dioxide challenge test to determine the connection between anxiety sensitivity and physical activity. They found that more physically active people were less likely to panic in fearful situations even if they have anxiety sensitivity.
Few types of exercise whip your body into shape like running. It can strengthen and define your calves, hamstrings, quads, adductors (inner thigh muscles), and glutes—especially if you perform it as speed work. Plus, it challenges your core.
“Running automatically engages your core muscles and forces you to stabilize your hips,” says Kennihan. A strong core can help with balance, stability, and stamina in everyday activities, she adds. Think: walking, playing sports, carrying groceries, and even maintaining good posture as you work at your desk.
“Running is a weight-bearing exercise that stresses the bones just enough to help build more density,” Kennihan says. A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that running not only has a greater effect on bone density than non-weight bearing activities like cycling, but that it also has a greater effect on bone density than other weight-bearing activities, like resistance training, thanks to being more high-impact.
That’s not to say you should ditch strength training in your quest for more robust bones; the difference between strength training and running was statistically significant but functionally negligible in that respect. Plus, when combined with running, the two activities offer a killer one-two punch to help build stronger bones, Kennihan adds.
I’m a passionate runner, running animates me for over three years, and here I am to share with you my sports adventures! Here, we also talk about food and healthy recipes, lifestyle, fashion and finally well-being.