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Older couple jogging in park

By Bryan Anton Hines of Hines Fitness & Athletics

Moving at a speed faster than a walk, never having both or all the feet on the ground at the same time. To pass or cause to pass quickly or smoothly in a particular direction.

Cardiovascular fitness is very important and helpful for the body. Running is one of the best exercises that you could choose to do, because it helps you build endurance, blood and oxygen flow to the muscles and organs, also raises up a healthy heart rate as you keep up a steady pace.

There are different styles of methods of this functional exercise. The styles are sprinting , long distance, and a lite jogging. Each style of run has its own tempo of speed. Sprinting is running over a short distance at the top-most speed of the body in a limited period of time.

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It is used in many sports that incorporate running, typically as a way of quickly reaching a target or goal, or avoiding or catching an opponent. Long-distance running, or endurance running, is a form of continuous running over distances of at least 3 km.

Physiologically, it is largely aerobic in nature and requires stamina as well as mental strength. Jogging is a form of trotting or running at a slow or leisurely pace. The main intention are to increase physical fitness with less stress on the body than from a faster running pace, but more than walking or to maintain a steady speed for longer periods of time.

An exercise of this magnitude can be very beneficial to a person health when it done consistently. The benefits of running daily are:
• reducing the risk of death from a heart attack or stroke.
• reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
• lower risk of developing cancer.
• lower risk of developing neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Studies show that the benefits of running for just 5 to 10 minutes at a moderate pace, that’s 6.0 miles per hour a day is beneficial for your health. Running mostly works muscles in the lower body region such as the glutes, hamstrings, and quads. Running also works the core muscles like the obliques and rectus abdominis.

Runner by Associated Press

While searching for a related spiritual message, I came across a passage that said. During your spiritual walk with Christ, remember that it isn’t a sprint but a marathon. The Lord our God is here for us and to never give up running in such of a way.(Juan Garcia)

Philippians 3:12-14:
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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