10 Reasons Why Running Will Improve Your Lifestyle

Everyone bangs on about the benefits of getting active... but do we know what they actually are? Here are our top 10 reasons why running will help improve your lifestyle.

  1. Sleep better

Running encourages higher quality sleep, which translates into better ZZZs all night long. Plus, those who run are more likely to set sleeping routines in order to maintain high performance levels.

  1. Freedom to Eat Carbs Guilt-Free

During intense training, like preparing for one of Run For All’s fantastic events, increasing carb intake can help your performance and boost your mood during harder runs. 

  1. A Chance to Make New Friends

Want to meet new, exciting, like-minded people? Local running groups are a fantastic place to get chatting and meet other interesting, healthy individuals.

  1. Get a natural glow

 

Believe it or not, working up a sweat can rid your pores of the gunk responsible for breakouts. A solid sweat session also boosts your natural oils, keeping things fresh and healthy.

  1. Save some cash

 

Forget fancy equipment or a pricey gym membership! Just pop on your trainers and get going, the world is your oyster.

  1. Keep the doctor away

 

Running keeps you active and makes you less likely to develop diseases such as colon cancer. Plus, please take a note ladies, women who regularly engage in intense workouts, like running, can reduce their risk of breast cancer by up to 30%.

  1. Boost your memory

Running has been shown to help keep the mind sharp. Hitting the track might also reduce symptoms of dementia and protect the brain against Alzheimer’s, even for those with a family history of it. 

  1. Always look on the bright side

 

Let’s see that smile! Active folks see the glass as half full, even after they're done sweating. So get running and be happy!

  1. Get an energy boost 

 

Feeling sluggish? Just one run can wake you up by increasing energy and decreasing fatigue.

  1. Run stress away

 

Ready to pull your hair out? Not only does running boost the brain’s serotonin levels, regular exercise might actually remodel the brain, making it calmer and more stress resistant. 

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