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Erika Smith

Erika Smith is the Fitness Coordinator at The Lifestyle Center. She earned her bachelor’s of science degree in Health Promotion from Lynchburg College and her personal trainer certification through the American Fitness and Aerobics Association.

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How to Safely Start a Running Program

Posted by Erika Smith on Sep 24, 2017 10:00:00 PM

A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology revealed that people who ran for just a few minutes every day had a reduced risk from dying of heart disease. The study monitored more than 55,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 100 over a 15-year period. Researchers concluded that even those who had smoked, had diabetes or were considered obese still benefitted from running each day.

Running also offers a multitude of additional physical and mental health benefits. It works multiple muscle groups at the same time, it burns calories at a high rate thus helping with weight loss, it helps strengthen joints and bones and releases hormones that make you feel happier.

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