Things You Didn’t Know About Running: Whether you are a fitness fanatic who wants to stay in shape, you lead a stressful life and need to shake off some of that stress, or you are simply disorganised and end up being late for everything, running is something that you might find yourself doing on a regular basis. A good run can get the adrenaline pumping, can help you to drop pounds and stay in shape, and can help you to quickly get from one place to another without the need for a car or public transport!
People run on a regular basis for many different reasons, whether it is running around the block, running in a marathon, running on the treadmill, or running to the bus stop. Running is no longer something that we do just because we are in a rush – it has become a hugely popular sport and hobby for many people.
Fun and fascinating facts about running
Below are some fun facts and fascinating bits of information about one of the world’s most popular sports:
- Most men will not be eager to test out this fact but according to data, the average man could run continuously for three days non-stop at a rate of 15 miles per hour fuelled purely by the energy in his fat stores!
- This is not a fact that will float your boat if you are squeamish! When you run, your heart creates pressure and the amount of pressure created when running could project blood 30 feet.
- If you are planning to run in a race this is a fact that may come in useful – and you may want to go out shopping for a new running kit! It has been shown that athletes (including runners) who wear red are more likely to beat their rivals who are dressed in other colours.
- If you can work your way up to running a mile in ten minutes, you could find yourself turning into a calorie burning machine. Figures show that you can burn off an average of just over 104 calories per ten minute mile that you run, so if you are on a mission to shed some pounds this could be the ideal way to do it.
- Your feet are really put through their paces when you decide to run. During a run, it is not just the nerves and blood vessels in your feet that spring into action but also 112 ligaments, 26 bones, and 33 joints!
- Running has become a very popular sport and hobby with people of all ages, so it is little wonder that footwear manufacturers that cater for runners are doing so well. Figures show that over one billion pairs of running shoes are sold every year across the globe.
- You need to make sure that it is not only your body that is geared up for your run but also your brain, as data shows that the brain receives and sends nerve impulses at 170 miles per hour whilst running.
- While you may think you have your feet firmly on the ground, when you are running there are moments where you actually have both feet off the ground – regardless of whether you’re at the gym or running on the road.
Linda Campbell is a writer and a fitness enthusiast who enjoys spending time at the gym as well as spending time enjoying days out with her family. Hope you love reading “Things You Didn’t Know About Running”. Share your view in the comment section below.