So, you already know a lot about the benefits of running and you were thinking of starting it off from the coming Saturday, right? Well, as a matter of fact, umpteen Saturdays came and went by but you never started! I am going to tell you five incredible reasons that will make you run from the coming weekend! Get your running shoes ready!
Reason 1: Good for the Heart and Health
When you run, the arteries contract and expand to pump more blood across the body. This helps in maintaining the elasticity of the arteries and strengthening the heart! Moreover, running increases lung capacity, increases mental alertness, increases stamina, helps in boosting immunity and reduces chances of the heart attack! Are you still looking for more reasons? Well, I have plenty more!
Reason 2: Helps you get in shape
Running is the no-frills form of exercising. It does not require costly equipment. Just a cool pair of running shoes gets you going. And you will be surprised to know that it’s one of the most effective forms of exercising – researchers suggest that a 160-pound person can burn 850 calories in an hour of running! That’s a pretty good incentive if you have been craving to slip into your old jeans! Isn’t it?
Reason 3: Mends sleep disorder and anxiety
If you have a difficulty sleeping in nights, if you find yourself anxious for whatever reason, running might help you in a big way! Once you get into the groove, you will benefit from a more disciplined routine and tiredness bodes well for the body as that helps in mending the sleeping patterns.
Reason 4: Make new mates
This might be an interesting reason for someone looking for a mate. Don’t brood over that broken relationship, kick your ass and join a running club in your area! If you can’t find a club, maybe you could begin one or find a partner in your neighborhood. There is no better way to find someone interesting who also shares the passion for running and fitness! Get out and get going!
Reason 5: Running means Happiness
Running, including other physical exercises, is proven to induce the release of endorphins (a hormone) in the brain, which is just like a natural drug and that is associated with energy and happiness. You are going to get addicted to the feeling of being elated and if you have depressive thoughts, running is going to do wonders and “running therapy” could help pull you out of depression! So if you do not have other good reason to run, just start it for the sake of your own sheer happiness!
So, now you have ample reasons to start your running spree! Do you still want to wait for the weekend or you want to start tomorrow morning itself? A happy, healthy and fulfilling life is calling you, are you listening?