By Vikram Singh Dhodhaliya (Editor-in-Chief)
A conscious effort on health in our life makes a real difference to our well-being and cultivates the good within us. Nurturing happiness and success requires understanding the brain through insights into its functions and uplifting techniques. The need of the hour is to get involved in mindful activity through life affirming skills to reduce the negatives in our lives and capitalize the positives. Running is the king of cardio. Running even five to 10 minutes a day, at slow speeds (how does a nice 12-minute mile sound to you?) is associated with a drastically reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
The difference between running and jogging is intensity. Running is faster, uses more kilojoules and demands more effort from the heart, lungs and muscles than jogging. Running requires a higher level of overall fitness than jogging.
Both running and jogging are forms of aerobic exercise. Aerobic means ‘with oxygen’ – the term ‘aerobic exercise’ means any physical activity that produces energy by combining oxygen with blood glucose or body fat.
Regular running or jogging offers many health benefits. Running can:
help to build strong bones, as it is a weight bearing exercise
improve cardiovascular fitness
burn plenty of kilojoules
help maintain a healthy weight.
Some runners choose to participate in fun runs, athletics races or marathons. If you are interested in competing with other runners, contact your local running club.