Running is for many people an activity where they can burn calories and feel better with themselves. For other people, it can be difficult to run as it’s an endurance sport in which you need to be focus.
So, there are some great reasons to start running, and they aren’t just about the physical appearance. Let’s see concisely on this short post why to start running.
It helps to release stress
Firstly, we’d like to talk about the stress. Yes, stress and anxiety, what many people are suffered from. Locked in our negative thoughts, our problems, and all the things going on. Our mind and body are consistently stressed. And even when we do intense workout. Which can be great. But still, it stresses our body.
When you run, something amazing happens. Especially when you run long distance and you just focus on the moment. You release your good hormones. And you’ll feel good during and after the run. You just need to talk to people who run and you’ll understand what they feel.
Running is for many people a kind of meditation. Focus on the breathing and the landscape around.
It helps to focus
As we said above, if you’re involved in your run and you’re present in the action of doing it. Then you’ll be focus during your running session. And it will stay after. As you’ll rethink about being more mindful in any activities. Which is something important.
You’ll see if you start running 8km, you need to be totally involved. So, yes it’s a discipline, but it’s like everything. The more you practice, the more you’ll do it easily. The more you’ll focus in your day to day life.
It helps to move on
Running helps you to let things go. You feel like shit? Grab your sneakers and go for a run. You’re angry? Get out of the door and go on the fresh air.
Running helps you to move on. To do good things for your body. Every muscles are working, then they keep you alive.
The good thing is that it will give you energy, like any activity. Except that intense workout. If you over-workout, you can feel more tired. With running you can keep the pace you want. Especially if you run by yourself.
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It helps to think clearly
As we mentioned before, running will help you to stay focus. Then, think clearly as well. They are corollary but not the same.
As you run, you can let go your thoughts like during a meditation. So running is actually for the people who won’t meditate. It can actually give the same benefits as mindfulness. Again especially, if you run by yourself.
As you are involved into the running, you have to let go your thoughts. They can come, but don’t be attached to them. If you do, then you’ll be more hijacked by your mind. So, your brain will think more clearly in any activity that you do after running.
It helps to spend times with yourself
In our day to day life, from morning to night, we’re constantly with people or devices. Then, we are never really focus on ourselves. And we have trouble to listen our instinct, and the way we feel.
When you run, you spend time with your body and your mind. Then, you can focus on yourself, and listen to what your inner says. Which can be very valuable in life. Sometimes, it can help you to make important decisions. Other times, it could help you to just have time for you, out of people and devices. We are consistently tuned. Don’t you think?
It helps to discover new places
Finally, running helps you to go faster in any place you want to visit. You don’t need to go too fast. But we will say that running is like walking but a bit faster. For our part, it helps us to discover other places that we’ve never really seen when we were using transport or even walking. As when we walk, we don’t run 20km. When we run 20km, we travel and visit new places. We made our route before and say, ok today, we’d like to visit this place.
We don’t say that you need to run 20km, especially if you never run before. But we will suggest to you, that you can take a ride, go to a place where you want to visit. Stop there, and start running from that place. As you’ll be involved in your activity, without any phone. That will help you to have a look on things differently, no head down to your phone.
If you never run. Start walking. If you run. Start 2km. Then 5. And so on.
But the best advice that we can give you when you’re running. It’s to be involved in it, and take the time. Then if you need to stop, stop and walk. If you need to rest, relax and breathe. So, don’t go too fast. Start slowly.
As many of us, can walk for hours. Find your pace to run for the time you wish. So, running is similar to life. Take the time and enjoy it. Your health will be grateful for it.