A running program can help prevent osteoporosis

About 2 million men in the United States have osteoporosis, a condition in which bone density is lost and the risk of crippling fractures increases. A running program, especially if supplemented with resistance weight training, can help prevent osteoporosis.

Snack and lose weight
If you deprive yourself of food before you run, you'll burn fewer calories during your workout, according to a Georgia State University study. Instead, keep your metabolism strong and lose more weight by eating small amounts of food every three hours.

Run the blues away
Maintaining your level of physical exercise, especially as you grow older, can give you a better outlook on life. Both men and women who reduce their level of exercise in later years are more likely to become depressed than those who remain active.

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