Improves your fitness
R unning bur ns c al or i es,
bu i lds muscle a nd i mproves cardiovascular health as the heart pumps blood more efficiently. It’s a form of aerobic exercise – “that’s where your body requires oxygen to be able to perform a certain amount of distance,” says Eryn Jewitt, an exercise physiologist and health studies professor at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ont. “You can actually build anaerobic power and aerobic power through different types of training.” While aerobic exercise could be a long, slow run, an anaerobic effort is short and all-out, like 30-second sprints. “The more consistent somebody is with a running training program, the more their body can adapt and become aerobically fit,” Jewitt says. Over time, with regular exercise, your body becomes more efficient at pumping blood and delivering oxygen to your muscles, thus increasing the efficiency of your muscles.
T H E MOR E C O N S I S T E N T S O MEB O DY I S WI T H A RUNNING TR AINING PROGR AM , THE MOR E T H E I R B O DY C A N A DA P T A N D B ECO ME A E R O B I C A L LY F I T.