Running is remedial, you can jog at an easy pace and take in the surroundings. Escape the concrete jungle by picking places with amazing scenery and a bit of nature.
Running increases bone density, the impact of each stride will help your body store minerals to the bones.
Therefore running daily decreases the risk of osteoporosis.RELATED: RECOMMENDED PLANS FOR YOU
There are many variables of run training to suit your specific goals and reduce boredom.
Running improves posture
Running with the correct form after sitting at a desk all day can be a very effective way to enhance posture.
Running is FREE and time efficient
You can tie up your laces, pop out the door and simply go for it. No need to worry about things like busy gyms, public transport, booking classes… it’s your time, you’re in control and most importantly zero costs!
Get a taste of the runners high, that feel good euphoric sensation upon completion of the run is feel good hormones (endorphins) this helps combat mental health.
Running strengthens your Immune system
By improving circulation, lowering blood pressure and improving cardiovascular health and fitness Running can also reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and other common ailments such and influenza and colds.
The average person will burn up to 1000cal per hour of exercise making running one of the best forms of exercise to help maintain shape or lose weight.
So there you have it, a decent list of reasons to run wether you’re an avid runner hunting personal best performances, for weight loss, health or happiness running seems a great source of natural primal medicine.
My advice is to not try and attempt long distances at first and build up progressively, get your running form checked.
If you’ve experienced previous running injuries you may need to have professional advice on stride length, foot strike and training specific muscles, joints and movements in preparation to enjoy pain free running!
Remember as the great Bruce Springsteen put it “baby we were born to Run”