People who run notice the health benefits in many ways. One of the best attributes of running regularly is the cardiovascular effects.  By running for thirty minutes straight or longer we breakdown fat in the body, lower blood pressure and keep muscle tone especially in the leg, foot and ankle area. By running outside and breaking down Vitamin K with the help of the sun, exercising is a great form a natural antidepressant.  This is true of all exercise that is done routinely.Many people who run regularly join groups that do group runs. It is not only a source of new friendship, but a great place to develop new ways to increase your distance, stamina, etc. Lastly, one of the best parts of running is a sense of accomplishment that occurs after a good run.  Many people find that running provides them with a sense of concentration which is quite helpful to people.Interested in finding out more about starting a running program and the best way to keep your feet healthy? Contact Dr. Mitchell Wachtel, podiatrist North Andover, today!

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