Top Benefits of Running

Ryan Hoadley works as an analyst at Newbrook Capital Advisors in Midtown Manhattan. When not working, Ryan Hoadley enjoys staying in shape by running and skiing.

One of the best all-around forms of exercise, running provides a host of health benefits. Regular running enhances overall strength, enhancing muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and can help prevent future muscle and bone injury. Running also boosts cardiac health through the building of stronger heart muscles, which allow the heart to pump more blood without risk of overexertion. Given this cardiac workout, running also contributes to weight loss or maintenance. Additionally, running reduces risk of numerous ailments, including diabetes and high blood pressure, and can lessen the impact of asthma.

Outside of the physical benefits, running also improves mental health by increasing self-esteem and reducing depression and anxiety symptoms.

While running is a great exercise, most experts also recommend supplementing cardiovascular workouts with weight training.

The Street Project Helps Busy New York City Professionals

An analyst with Newbrook Capital Advisors in New York City, Ryan Hoadley helps manage an equity hedge fund that covers numerous industries. Ryan Hoadley also devotes himself to community service through involvement with the Street Project.

Based in Manhattan, the Street Project is a nonprofit that has been in operation since 1987 with the primary purpose of making it easy for busy New Yorkers to volunteer for various other charitable organizations. For this reason, many projects in need of generous and enthusiastic volunteers take place on Saturdays and do not require a long-term commitment. Additionally, the organization helps volunteers meet and connect through regular member socials, such as the annual Spring Fling.

Currently, the Street Project is partnered with such nonprofit groups as Bingo with Seniors, where volunteers interact with residents of the Cabrini Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, and Harlem Dowling, a social service agency that reaches out to families during times of crisis.

Learn more or sign up to volunteer at http://www.streetproject.org.