Why You Should Take Up Running

Exercise; it’s that thing no one really enjoys doing but everyone needs to do. The thing about exercise is that you probably dread doing it, but you immediately feel great after doing it. Running is a particularly great form of exercise because there are so many benefits. If you are considering taking up running as a way of exercising, take a look at all the amazing benefits of running. It will help you make your final decision as to whether you want to pick up a new pair of running shoes.

Running Is…

One of the best exercises for burning calories.

A great way to increase your metabolism, even when you are sitting still watching your favorite movie or having your morning coffee.

Inexpensive. You don’t have to spend money on any expensive equipment, gym memberships, or anything else. You can do it anywhere as long as you have good shoes to wear.

Relaxing. Running by yourself is a great way to get some heavy thinking done, get to know yourself, and relax after a stressful day or before a stressful day.

A mood lifter. Running produces endorphins that lift your mood by overriding stress hormones.

A stress reducer. Running helps to alleviate stress.

A great way to get in shape. Your entire body works hard when you run, which means you will see improvement in your legs, thighs, rear end, waist, and even your arms and face. You’ll look much better after you decide to become a runner.

A confidence booster. Who doesn’t feel more confident and better when their body looks better than ever, their mood is improved, and they have less stress in their lives?

Whatever reason makes you decide to become a runner, just remember to always wear the proper shoes and attire to keep yourself safe.

Tiffany Raiford is a lifelong Floridian, wife to my high school sweetheart and mother of four littles (two girls and boy/girl twins...no, they are not identical and yes, I'm sure). My kids love to whine, so I love to wine. My loves include nap time, bed time, date night, travel and evenings and weekends when my husband is home because he handles all diaper changes.
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