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The benefits of running are almost too many to count - improved blood circulation, better endurance and weight loss are just the beginning. Check out this section to learn all about the benefits of running.

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Does running fight depression?

If you've got the blues, it's highly likely that a jog around the block will cheer you up. Why does running have a therapeutic effect?


Does running fight depression?

Does running fight depression?

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Does running reduce stress?

Does running reduce stress?

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How many calories does running burn?

How many calories does running burn?

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How Running to Lose Weight Works

How Running to Lose Weight Works

Running to lose weight is a great idea. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about running to lose weight. See more »