In a world of competing with others, running teaches you to compete with yourself. It helps you get in touch with something inaccessible to most and you start listening to your body better.
We all know staying active is the new elixir of life. The human body is designed to run. Running can teach you high-priority life lessons and it also gets you high- Yes! The runner’s high. Runner’s high is scientifically proven and so is the fact that running makes you happy.
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that running can help you lose weight and take you a step closer to that chiseled lean body but what else can a run do? Lace up!
You keep burning calories even after you have stopped running. Nothing short of a miracle for the weight-watchers! Running gives you a sense of accomplishment. It’s a therapy for both the body and the mind. It also makes you more conscious of what you’re eating and drinking as you can see the repercussions in your run and to improve your run as a matter of course, you, needless to say, embrace a healthier lifestyle.
Anyone who went for a run, no matter a beginner or a marathon champion could cushily tell how it uplifts mood, elevates you in general and helps you get the jawline you drool over every time.
Running improves your endurance, dilates your blood vessels and increases the capacity of your lungs. In running, mental endurance counts as much. It just doesn’t improve you physically but also mentally. I think, running makes you fall in love with your body and yourself. It helps you break the bad habits and this is why it’s a vital part of rehabilitation programs all over the world.
It mitigates stress and combats depression. Contrary to the popular belief, running doesn’t damage your knees; it strengthens them and your legs predominantly. Running has prompt effects; it can improve your mood just after one run. It also helps people to relax mentally and manage the everyday hassle well. One run is all it takes!
Running is considered to enhance creativity. It lets the creative juices flow seamlessly. It also improves brain function and keeps you sharp and smart. It makes you more resilient and revs up your ability to cope with stress meanwhile keeping your legs lean. Great way to be tough! It improves the quality of your sleep. A good night’s sleep feels amazing, doesn’t it? Some of us can kill for it!
Running can do wonders in regards to toning your body. Most people feel energized after a run. It boosts self-esteem and makes us feel substantially confident, imbuing more confidence and self-love day by day. It stimulates growth of new cells in your brain. Your heart functions better and pumps the life-saving oxygen more efficiently. You look younger and live longer. The best part is you will notice all these changes in your body yourself and your body will fall in love with it all. This will be the forever kind of love.
“The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
― John Bingham