RUN FOR HEART HEALTH
“There’s evidence that running is the perfect high-impact exercise, whatever your age,” says Mcalpine. “The health benefits of running increase because it can improve muscle strength and bone density, coordination and a sense of wellbeing. Contrary to popular belief, it’s been proved that running doesn’t cause arthritis and may in fact help to prevent it by increasing the fluid in the knee joints.”
Before you grab your trainers and take off, however, consider starting off slowly. Light and moderate jogging is more beneficial than strenuous jogging in the long-term, shows research.