Benefits of Running

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Benefits of Running
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Based in Maryland, Chris Llinas is the proprietor of J. Christopher Llinas, Attorney at Law in Ocean Pines. Chris Llinas has completed more than 20 triathlons and 15 marathons.

Here are some of the top benefits of running, according to Runners World:

1. Boosts Your Mood. Research has shown that just 30 minutes of exercise is enough to boost the mood of even a severely depressed person and sometimes moderate exercise can have lasting effects even after the workout is over. Another study showed that 30 minutes of running for three consecutive weeks boosted sleep quality as well as concentration and mood during the day.

2. Strengthens Your Knees and Joints. Running increases bone mass and can counter bone loss and, contrary to popular belief, it is not bad for the knees. In fact, research has proven that running improves knee health.

3. Reduces Risk of Cancer. A sampling of studies show that regular exercise is correlated with a lower risk of cancer. For those who have cancer and are undergoing chemo, regular running can improve their quality of life.

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