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Americans love to run — and for many reasons. A survey of 3,500 runners revealed that 54% of runners do it for fitness purposes. Forty percent of runners on the same survey claim that they do it specifically to lose weight. Running has demonstrably positive health benefits. Running for 45 to 60 minutes a day, for example, can reduce your blood pressure by 10 to 12 mgs. Moreover, running can aid in weight loss and improve your cardiovascular system. Running has also been shown to increase one’s life expectancy by as much as six years. With benefits like these, it is no wonder millions of Americans flock to the streets and to the racetracks.
And flock they do. According to a 2012 study, more than 57 million Americans ran or jogged at least once that year. Every year, there are thousands of maratho (more…)
As a parent, one of the best things that you can do for your children is to engage them in activities that not only help them get the exercise that they need and keep fit, but also help them to inculcate important life skills and character traits. Playing soccer is excellent in this regard, and […]
Are you looking for a new hobby to enhance your life? How about a fun and engaging exercise regimen to get fit for the summer season? When it comes to enjoying the great outdoors in spectacular fashion, kayaking and fly fishing is the way to go. These beautiful and involving American sports have been enjoyed […]
Outdoor activities are very popular in the United States. People around the country spend an estimated $1.8 billion every year on camping equipment alone. One activity that has gained in popularity in the past few years is rock climbing. Rock climbing walls have gone up all over the country so new climbers can hone their […]