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Top 10 Benefits of Running (Infographic)

Running is a great way to exercise because it burns a lot of calories but requires no special equipment aside from a pair of good shoes (or sometimes not even those).

The health benefits of running can drastically improve your immune health, bone and muscle strength, and overall well-being. Most experts agree that regular exercise can reduce the risk of developing many types of cancers.

In fact, a recent study in the British Journal of Cancer found that the "most active" people (e.g. walked briskly 5-6 hours/week) were 24 percent less likely to develop colon cancer than the "least active" people (e.g. 30 minutes of walking/week).

Check out this great infographic from NordicTrack outlining the top ten benefits of regular running:


Source: NordicTrack

British Journal of Cancer: Physical activity and risk of colon adenoma: a meta-analysis

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