“Runners dream big!”
Don’t you just hate it when you aren’t able to do something productive or even just clear out all the clutter that has been captivating your mind? While it’s tempting to hit the snooze button when your alarm goes off in the morning, imagine how amazing you’d feel after you successfully throw on those running shoes and head out the door. Yes, we’re talking running. And especially with days getting longer and brighter, could we even have an excuse to not go running?
Running not only helps you stay fit but also improves your mental health. By reducing stress levels, and improving the overall heart functionality, this simple form of aerobic exercise can do wonders to your mind, body and soul.
Whether you’re an athlete or a newbie, we all come across days when we just don’t feel like doing anything. If you’re looking for some motivation to get on the tracks, read on!
“Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that wants to keep going.”
However, one of the best ways that always works is to just turn off your Netflix, and go, even when you don’t feel like running. May sound obvious, but it’s really just that simple.
Improves Cardiovascular Health
We all know that aerobic activity is good for the heart and that in turn, running can improve your cardiovascular fitness. The more you run, the healthier your heart will tend to be. Even just running 5 minutes per day could add years to your life!
A Good Antidepressant
Spending just 30 minutes on the tracks is enough to lift the mood! Also, probably one of the best ways to beat those Monday Blues! If you’re looking to instantly boost your mood and start your day in full force, running is the way to go!
Sleep Like a Baby
Running helps people sleep better and boosts their ability to focus! It is commonly found that people who run frequently show improved psychological functioning and focus better during the day.
If you want to keep your mind healthy as you age, research suggests exercising is one of the best things you can do. Running, jogging or even brisk walking has found to be beneficial in improving working memory and focus.
Makes Brain More Resistant to Stress
Running significantly impacts your stress levels by reducing the activity in the frontal cortex. One of the simplest and healthiest ways to break free from the daily grind!
Burn Those Calories!
While everyone knows that running helps you burn a lot of calories, what you might not know is that your body does not stop even after you’ve stopped running. You will burn close to 190 calories within the next 14 hours!
So, its no surprise that running makes you fitter by reducing different kinds of risks like heart disease, high blood pressure and strokes. A great way to also lose weight, clear your head and improve & sharpen your memory, running is by far one of the most efficient aerobic exercises and there is no exaggeration whatsoever as we say this.
Studies have shown that once a routine, running has many long-term benefits! Ranging from breaking free from your bad habits, and becoming a quick learner, running regularly also makes you mentally strong and keeps you in check of your emotions.
Keep this going for a year and you will feel stronger, sturdier and will look good as you get in shape, your complexion will improve and have a more upright posture!
Keep the unnecessary weight at the age of 40 at bay if you manage to run frequently for 10 years. Making running a habit for 25 years and join the elite! It not only makes you look younger, but also means that you will live longer and to the fullest!
“Your heart is a muscle, and if you want to get it in good shape, you have to work it out.”
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