BENEFITS OF RUNNING


BENEFITS OF RUNNING

Rajnish Goswami

You will see at least one person running in every town in any country on any given day. Running after all is one of the the most popular form of exercise. The sport  of running does not have such a huge fan following for no apparent reason ; once u get started with running and the initial discomfort, running has some amazing benefits that improve your physical and mental health and well being.
 
From improving your cardio health and reducing your risk of heart diseases there are many benefits of running. 
 
Here are some key benefits:
 
Running reduces stress:
 
Going outside and clocking miles is a great way to destress and ease tension. Running reduces the stress and makes you relaxed.
 
Running boosts confidence:
 
Running is a lot about setting goals achieving things you initially didn’t think were possible. As such running can help form a sense of self confidence.
 
Running burns calories 
 
Running is a metabolically demanding exercise and burns a lot of calories . when it comes to numbers of calories burned running is probably the most efficient exercise. If losing weight is your goal, running can be an important contributor .
 
Running is easy 
 
You don’t need anything besides a good pair of running shoes to get started. This being said, having the right gear will keep you comfortable in different seasons.
 
You can always get them later but start first.
 
Running improves your mood:
 
Runners high isn’t fictional; rather its a rush of mood boosting endorphins brought on by long distance endurance runs. Finishing a good run run can make feel elated and proud, ready to conquer anything that comes your way with a good attitude
 
Running connects you to nature.
 
Though treadmills are viable tools, running gives you a chance to unplug from technology when you run outside. It helps you connect with nature. Much of our lives take place indoors but research shows that running outside independent of any other factor provides significant mental health benefits over indoor workouts.
Getting an outside run is a good way to soak up from Vitamin D and fresh air.
 
Running can be social: 
 
There are plenty of running clubs all across. You may meet a whole new group  of friends and develop relationships.
 
You just need to get started
 
 

Rajnish Goswami, obese till 2015, successfully completed multiple Marathons and Ironman half distance and full distance races. He is a fitness enthusiast and an avid reader of sports science


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