What’s the deal with fun runs?
As someone who does not really run often, I am often amazed about how people spend a lot of time running. It’s as if running away from bills isn’t enough! (Kidding!) – But on a serious note, running is not only a hobby for some, but it’s a real passion. They train, they have well rounded communities for runners, and most importantly, all of them quite enjoy it.
So, my question is – what’s the big deal with running? Asides from the idea of losing weight, what else can people achieve by running long kilometers? That’s what I tried to find out, and today, I’ll present 3 scientific reasons why running is not only a fun activity, but also beneficial to one own’s health.
But before we dive into that, here are some of the practical reasons why people choose running as their form of exercise:
⦁ Running does not require a membership – Unless you are participating in fun runs, you can just step out of your door and start running. It’s the least expensive way to get fit!
⦁ Running does not require a schedule – You can run at the start of the day, at the middle (if you dare), or at the end of the day. As long as you are comfortable, and the weather and the place allows it, then you can go ahead and run.
⦁ Running is not boring – Even if you do take the same route as you run, you can experience new things by being more observant, or by leveling up your experience with music and bringing friends or pets with you.
If that wasn’t enough to convince you to tie your shoe laces on, then here are the 3 scientific reasons why you should start running today
⦁ Runners think better – Runners aren’t just all muscles, they can also hold themselves in a serious conversation. As someone would say, “Not only do runners take home the bacon, they can cook it, prepare it and teach you all about it.”
How’s that possible? Scientists found out that when we are active, not only do our physical capabilities get the benefit, but also our mental capacities. Not only does running improve your muscles, but it also improve brain neurons as well.
⦁ Runners are happier people – Is runner’s high just a myth? Apparently, it is a fact. Serotonin, which is a chemical that nerve cell produces boost one’s mood. In addition to that, our body also releases endocannabinoids, which sounds similar to cannabis which gives the feeling of the runner’s high and keeps them addicted in a good way in running. Also, when you get fit from running, your self-esteem is higher and you live happier.
⦁ Runners can outrun cancer – While it’s obvious that active people gets sick less often, a study done in 2009 proved that running, or similar activities to it has significantly reduced the rate of cancer growth of over 2500 men. They found out that those who run are the ones most protected in getting any form of cancer.
So, what are you waiting for? Get up and start running to a better version of you!
When runner’s high fades away, you may feel your legs tired and you can even experience ankle sprain. And when that starts, remember to use Oleia Topical Oil. Just apply 3 to 5ml on the affected part and you can quickly feel the soreness and pain go away. It is made up of natural chemicals that not only takes away the pain but helps in regenerating damaged cells.
About The Author
Cathy spends part of her days wondering how to combine her 2 loves, writing and photography. The rest of her time she spends taking care of her two babies. Sheena, a Labrador retriever & Amanda, a Siberian husky. She’s been an OLEIA user since May.