Running is a great way to improve your health and maintain a healthy weight. It also strengthens bones and ligaments. In addition to its physical benefits, running can also improve your mental state and reduce stress. It is an excellent choice for men who want to stay fit and healthy. Men who exercise regularly are less likely to develop heart disease, have better decision-making abilities, and even sleep better at night.
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Reduces risk of heart disease
New research shows that men who exercise regularly reduce their risk of developing heart disease. Its benefits may be due to a lower risk of obesity, lower blood pressure, and a lower lipid profile. However, the study also points out that it might be due to the ‘fitter heart’ effect.
One study, the Copenhagen City Heart Study, evaluated the effects of running on mortality in 96 men. The results showed that men who exercised regularly had significantly lower mortality risks than non-runners. In addition, runners had lower rates of smoking and physical activity. Furthermore, their risk of developing heart disease was reduced by 30 percent.
The researchers found that runners had lower rates of dying from heart disease and stroke when compared with non-runners. They also found that runners had a life expectancy three years longer than non-runners. The researchers also found that the benefits were similar no matter the distance, speed, body mass index, age, and smoking status.
Increasing running activity is beneficial for men’s health and can help men sleep better. But it may take time for the benefits to materialize. The time of day and duration of the exercise do not appear to affect the effectiveness of the exercise. The key is to choose a form of exercise that you enjoy. Whether you prefer to do weightlifting, running, or yoga, all forms of physical activity will increase your heart rate and help you sleep better.
The study also evaluated how exercise affects sleep in healthy and special populations. For example, athletes are considered the epitome of health, but poor sleep quality can sabotage the benefits of exercise. The same is true for women who are pregnant, have high blood pressure, or suffer from sleep apnea.