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Top Benefits Of Running | Everything You Need To Know

The benefits of running are vast, often discussed, written about and rarely disputed. Improving your health, preventing diseases, losing weight, gaining confidence, reducing or eliminating depression and stress. Running is good for heart health, it improves joint strength, muscle tone and especially leg, glute and core strength is developed. The “runner’s high” is, in fact, a biological reality, endorphins and endocannabinoids are released when you run, two of the most powerful feel-good chemicals. In terms of calorie burning, there isn’t a better pound for pound physical activity.


You can run anywhere, at any time, you can start at any point during your life and you’ll save cash compared to most other activities. You can run to work, save time and cash. You’ll visit the doctor less, again saving time. Runners are positive and open people; it’s easy to meet new friends with common ground and objectives. Running can be a sort of meditation, you’ll either zone out or zone in, blood flow is enhanced to the muscles and organs, memory is improved, ideas flow easier, solving problems/creating solutions seems more simple. You’ll notice sleep is deeper, better.


So the question really isn’t “Why run?”, but, “Why not?”


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Faye Reid

Faye Reid

Writer and expert

Faye Reid has a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Physiology and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition. Faye has worked with numerous high-profile organisations, such as Men's Health, Sky Sports, Huddersfield Giants, Warrington Wolves, British Dressage and GB Rowing, providing her expert sports science support. Find out more about Faye's experience here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/faye-reid-8b619b122/. She puts her passion into practice as goal attack for her netball team, and in competitive event riding.

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