Running is hugely beneficial to our health for many reasons, such as the following:
Cardiovascular health – Every time you run you decrease your resting heart rate, so your heart doesn’t have to work as hard to keep you going!
Strengthen your lungs – Running will increase your lung capacity.
Weight control/ Weight loss – Depending on how much effort you put in, running will burn loads of calories.
Relieve stress – Running boosts your brains serotonin levels which make you more relaxed and calm, in turn relieving stress.
Improve joint stability and strength – The more you run the more your joint will be able to bear as you are strengthening your ligaments and tendons.
Increase confidence – You will feel more in control of your body, your life and the way you look as things. By setting yourself goals to push further and achieving them you will boost your confidence and self-esteem. You will gain more confidence with every jog.