Why you should get running. First of our “Miles Better” articles.
“Miles Better” – how to get active, eat well and train for a 10k.
Everyone is a runner!
If until now you’ve led a physically inactive life you might not feel like one, but believe us we are all built to run. If we weren’t, we would have never been able to chase down those Antelope and the human race may not have survived. Still don’t believe us, read this article published over 10 years on why we are all natural born runners.
Our community Health & Wellbeing partner ABL Health have helped us with this first article and they explain the benefits of lacing up your running shoes.
Our Community Health and Wellbeing Ambassador ABL Health have given us a few reasons why you might want to get running.
1) The obvious benefits
Running isn’t just a fantastic workout for your legs – it’s also been proven to offer amazing benefits for many other areas of the body – such as improving your bone density which will help prevent the development of osteoporosis and arthritis.
Running will improve your cardiovascular fitness making your heart and your lungs stronger and don’t forget the effect it has on your appearance – the more you run, the more weight you’ll lose.
2) A new hobby
Maybe you’re on the look-out for a new hobby which will help you get fit! Why not consider running? There’s no better way to spend your free time than doing something you enjoy and that will be beneficial to your health.
3) Social running
Running is a great exercise to put in your earphones and focus on moving your feet but we think it’s a ton of fun with other people, you will keep you motivated. When running in a group you’ve got the advantage of having other friendly faces to encourage you in your fitness goals. Plus, you’ve got time to have a nice bit of conversation and develop confidence. What’s not to like?
4) Stress/Anxiety relief
Along with all the physical benefits, running has been shown to have some amazing psychological benefits such as the relief of daily stresses and anxiety. Running aids in the release of serotonin – the happy hormone, this leads to a healthier state of mind.
5) You can run anywhere!
If you’re struggling to find time in your day to focus on exercise then running might be the perfect workout for you. Even if you find 10 minutes to run around the block, you’ll feel better for it. You’re never restricted when it comes to running so find a place that suits you – whether that’s in the park, beside the road or at an event.
Why not speak to one of their lifestyle coaches on how running can improve your fitness?
Call us on 01204 570 999 or visit the website www.ablhealth.co.uk.
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