Whether you're new to the fitness world or you've been exercising for years, there are bound to be certain aspects about the lifestyle that you love and others that you are not as fond of. Running is either a "love it" or "hate it" sort of physical activity, but if you currently in the camp that is not a fan of running, it's possible to change yourÂ mind.
Running is a simple, yet effective, cardio exercise that offers tons of benefits mentally, physically and emotionally. Pounding the fitness treadmill belt burns calories, helping you lose weight and tone your body. It also strengthens your heart (which is a muscle) to lower your risk of cardiovascularâ€‹-related incidents including heart attacks, strokes and heart disease. Regular fitness sessions also reduceÂ the likelihood of other medical conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol in addition to boosting your mood through released endorphins. Not to mention, running is as much a mental activity as it is physical. Avid runners often consider running a form of therapy, allowing them time to think and enjoy much-needed solitude. Continue reading