10 Reasons to Run

1.Mental Stimulation

Your body releases endorphins which not only makes you feel happy but it also sharpens your memory and helps you concentrate on tasks at hand.2. Increased Energy Levels

2. Increased Energy Levels

Increasing your heart rate several times a week is a powerful tool to boost one's mood and make one feel more energized throughout the day.

3. Lowers Blood Pressure

Running on a regular basis can strengthen your heart’s ability to pump more blood with less effort. If your heart requires less work to pump blood, the force on your arteries decreases, lowering your blood pressure.

4. Stress Reliever

Running helps to relax muscles and relieve tension in the body. Since the body and mind are so closely linked, when your body feels better so will your mind.

5. Better Sleep

Running can help regulate sleeping patterns and encourages better quality sleep throughout the nighttime.

6. Weight Loss

High-intensity exercise, like running is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories as it stimulates “afterburn”- in other words after your run your body will continue to burn calories during rest.

7. Increase Bone Density

Essential minerals are sent to your bones to strengthen them during weight baring exercise such as running. These additional minerals help increase your bone density, especially the bones in your legs.

8. Relieves Depression

Studies show that running can treat mild to moderate depression as it promotes all kinds of changes in the brain, including neutral growth, reduced inflammation and new activity patterns that promote feelings of calm and well-being.

9. Increase Lung Capacity

Throughout your run, your lungs work together with your heart and circulatory system to provide oxygen to your muscles for energy production. Regular running can improve your lung's ability to satisfy your body's increased demand for oxygen due to the increase in blood flow.

10. Higher Self Esteem

Running on a regular basis can promote a sense of self-worth and make you feel strong and powerful. By meeting small goals on the road you’ll feel better about your appearance and feel a great sense of achievement