Cardiovascular exercise is important for your body and comes with many benefits to your spine. Here is a list of some of the benefits:
- Improves disc health: As you get older, the risk of a herniated disc increases. Herniated discs are painful, but there are ways to prevent them. Studies have shown that people who engage in endurance running are at less of a risk of getting a herniated disc and have healthier discs in general.
- Improves your lean mass: As you get older, your lean mass declines. Lean mass helps to improve your body’s functionality and health. Endurance runners tend to have better lean masses.
- Improves your fat storage: Endurance runners store less fat and more muscle. Doing this helps to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and relieves pressure from your back.