Genesis said:Good for blood circulation. Cardiovascular health. Getting oxygen into the blood stream. Metabolism. Getting the endorphins good feel brain receptors going. General sense of well being particularly when it has become a habit. Worst part of course is to do it for a week or two, then stop for a month, and stop start. Then it can work counter productive.
Genesis said:Well, you could always Google it of course. But from the top of my head it could be counter productive if you don't do it regularly - i.e. you stop and start a program all of the time, if you don't do warm ups before running, and if you have any known medical conditions. So maybe you need to consult with your doctor before. It could also be counter productive if you do it for a too long time without a break. You can develop chronic injuries like shin splints, foot, knee or leg injuries. It can also be counter productive if you don't wear the right running shoes.
Genesis said:... if you don't do warm ups before running ...
GigaGreg said:It is not very good to run every day, your muscles need to rest.
l33cher said:You lose weight. You improve your heart rate, you slim down your body. Theres many things that benefit you from running. Take protein too, might increase the time.
amsamglobal said:Stretch your legs and waist before you go so you don't get muscle cramp. Youtube do some good warm-ups and yoga which should work for this.
You can do fine with just regular food. If you run a lot you will need a lot of energy and if you just eat normal food you'll automatically get plenty of nutrients when you eat more. Not saying you shouldn't eat healthy food but that is probably even more important if you're not exercising.amsamglobal said:2. Nutrition - The more exercise you do, the more protein and calcium you're going to need. Eating protein within 4 hours helps you to build those muscles. Some athletes eat too little for their exercise and can suffer bone problems.