ITS GOOD FOR YOUR MIND
When I am running, especially outside, the rhythm and the fact there are no other distractions beyond the primal instinct to keep going enables my thoughts to flow in a meditative way. My thoughts flow freely and it helps to clear my mind as well as think of creative new ideas.
Similar to meditation and mindfulness techniques, that encourage you to focus on your breath and what your body is doing. When running your mind can’t help but focus on these things. Without even thinking about it.
On my regular run, when I hit the vast 360-degree view of beautiful British countryside it immediately makes me feel relaxed, free and insignificant (in a good way). As well as connecting with nature, observing how the natural world changes through the seasons.
ITS GOOD FOR YOU BODY
Burns calories, tones muscles and the most important one big one…ENDORPHINS! A hormone your body produces to give you a high. A natural high, that’s free and has no side effects. You would mad not to try THIS drug and that hit of endorphins is addictive! The is a word made up from ‘ENDOgenous’ and ‘moRPHINES’ (natural opiates).
YOU CAN DO IT ANYTIME
All you need to do is put on your trainers (sneakers if you’re American) leave the house and go. If you have a dog/dogs you can run them instead of walk them. It’s a lot quicker too. Nowadays I never take the dogs for a walk, I tried once and just thought sod this slow walking business I might as well run it!
YOU CAN DO IT ANYWHERE
Apart from maybe the moon or through water unless you are well magic or enjoy treading water. I never did.. whats the point of that unless have capsized somewhere.
and ITS FREE!