BENEFITS OF RUNNING

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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How many calories does running burn?

Scientists once assumed that running and walking used the same amount of energy -- that is, they burned the same number of calories. However, a group of Syracuse University researchers found that running actually burns more calories than walking. What factor had scientists overlooked in the past?

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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? See more »

  • Does running reduce stress?

    Does running reduce stress?

    There's nothing like pounding the pavement to take the edge off after a bad day at work. Why is running so good at reducing stress? See more »

  • How many calories does running burn?

    How many calories does running burn?

    Scientists once assumed that running and walking used the same amount of energy -- that is, they burned the same number of calories. However, a group of Syracuse University researchers found that running actually burns more calories than walking. What factor had scientists overlooked in the past? See more »

  • How Running to Lose Weight Works

    How Running to Lose Weight Works

    Running is a great way to lose weight. But whether you were born to run or just looking for a way to drop some pounds, it's a good idea to have a plan in place well before putting your sneakers on the pavement. See more »

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