Running can significantly improve physical and mental health. As a form of aerobic exercise, running can reduce stress, improve heart health, and even help alleviate symptoms of depression.
Some people have taken it to the next level, running not just to keep fit, but also running for life, passion and habit, some say its an addiction.
Some researchers think running may be so good for us because it’s something we evolved into to build and burn calories in our sedentary lifestyles.
Running is free
Running is free, you can do it anywhere, and it burns more calories than any other mainstream exercise.
Regular running can reduce your risk of long-term illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood and keep your weight under control.
Plan your runs. Work out when and where (the exact route and time) you’re going to run and put it in your diary. That way, it will not slip your mind.
Running should be built up gradually and its benefits may plateau at 30 miles a week. Some runners have higher levels of aerobic fitness, lower levels of body fat and smaller waists than those who do other activities. Running may be particularly good at shifting abdominal fat. You only need to do 30 to 60 minutes a week to reap the benefits, so perhaps we should all give it a try.