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Surprising Benefit of Jogging that You Must Know

8 Januari 2023   09:00 Diperbarui: 8 Januari 2023   09:29 179
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Jogging is currently one of the most popular exercises and has the advantages of easily controlled exercise intensity and volume, fewer sports injuries, and simple and easy realization, which is suitable for both young and older population. Β Jogging is an exercise for the entire body. Arms swing, waist turn, legs and feet run, and shoulders and abdomen are also involved in this act. Here's a list of 11 benefits of jogging that may surprise you.

1.Help increase Β Your "Good" cholesterol (HDL (high-density lipoprotein)

C.C Ho et al Β study show that jogging was individually associated with higher levels of HDL-C. This study found that regular jogging might play an important role in increasing HDL-C levels. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is a well-established, independent predictor of cardiovascular disease. According to the United States National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines, an HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) level of 60 mg/dL is a protective factor of cardiovascular disease.

2. Reduces endometrial cancer risk

Epidemiologic data showed endometrial cancer incidence is rising, with 435,000 global cases in 2019. Obesity, insulin resistance, and inflammation contribute to endometrial carcinogenesis and physical activity targets these pathways. A Β study showed that physical activity such as 7 hours of jogging per week can reduce endometrial cancer risk.

3. Good therapeutic efficacy on fatty liver patients.

A Recent study found that aerobic exercise such as jogging achieve good therapeutic efficacy on fatty liver patients. Recent guideline recommended frequency of jogging is 3--6 times per week for 40--90 each time for fatty liver patients. There are some possible mechanisms underlying aerobic exercise in treating fatty liver has been reported as follows: first, sports can repress lipid synthesis in the liver, second, sports can facilitate the phosphorylation of Akt in the liver and raise the sensitivity to insulin , third, sports can upregulate the expression of PPAR, thus enhancing the oxidation of fatty acids in the liver

4. Prevent Obesity

Regular physical exercise is recommended to reduce the risk of obesity. A longitudinal study of Taiwan populations show one more weekly hour to jog was associated with decrease in body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage (BFP), waist circumference (WC), hip circumference (HC), and waist-hip ratio (WHR).

5. Improving insulin sensitivity

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