Monday, September 27, 2010

Brief Overview of the Mile Run

During this assessments students will run around the outdoor track 4 times.  Each student will be expected to complete this task to the best of their abilities.  Times will be recored at the end of the run and will be used for various other tests during the course of the class. 

Importance of the Mile run

Studies have in the field of exercise science have show that running is the best activity a person can commit to in their life.  Running is a natural activity of the body.  It benefits the mind, body and soul in numerous ways that modern science has yet to discover as well.

Some of the benefits to the mind include increased cognitive abilities of concentration, mental speed, mental stability, clarity of thought and many more.  The benefits to the body are very extensive as well.  Specific physical benefits can include bone density, increased strength within the legs, improved conditioning, regulated breathing, regulated appetite, regulated weight, better heart, and better lungs.

Running is the perfect way to keep one's body healthy and in shape.  Starting by running a mile whenever you get a chance can increase your health one step at a time