What are the benefits of running?

Running. Multiple studies show many benefits from regular running, especially greater fitness, lower all-cause mortality, less heart disease, less stroke, less obesity, less diabetes, even less cancer & stronger bones. Better yet, running improves mood. Check out http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/health-benefits-of-running & http://www.runnersworld.com/start-running/6-ways-running-improves-your-health.

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What are the benefits of running on the treadmill for a mile everyday or every other day? Also is it better to do it everyday or every other?

Yes, Of Course. Walking or an 30 min will help you burn up about 100 calories extra, over a month this could be about 1lb. However, if the exercise makes you more hungry or if you use it as a reward to eat more, you will not lose weight at all. 1 extra slice of pizza adds 500 calories, or about 5 miles of walking or 30 min x5 or 150 min on the treadmill! do it as much as you can, but not to injure yourself. Read more...

What are the benefits of hill running uphill and downhill?

Lower body strength. Going up and down hills is a terrific way to build up the major muscle groups in the legs and buttocks. It is also a fine cardiovascular exercise. Athletes commonly are asked to run up and down the stairs in stadiums to provide this extra boost rather than just running on the flat. Read more...
Many. Works different muscle groups, breathing is often different in terms of the exertion applied, and mentally the change is good for motivation and strength. Read more...