Still not convinced about making time for running?
You see, running is not just about getting active. Running is also not just about losing weight. Running is even not just about strengthening muscles.
Here are some emotional perks of running:
It makes us happier.
I’m sure you’ve heard about people who began running and then began living happier. This is mainly attributed to endorphins, our body’s feel-good hormones, which activate upon doing heavy conditioning exercises like running. These feel-good hormones also reduce our stress levels, slow our aging, and boost our immune system – making us even happier as years go by.
It helps withstand pain.
Running is not just about conditioning your body enough to withstand extreme activities like mountain climbing. It’s about conditioning your emotions, too – just enough to withstand pain upon bumping into situations that might cause grave injuries. How this ensues we’ll never fully know, but it’s truly one great perk of running.
It boosts our self-confidence.
Another great perk of running is being more confident – not just about how we look at ourselves, but also how we present ourselves. As you may know, running can make us lose weight – which, in turn, boosts our self-confidence to a point where no one can even judge us. After all, you just did your best to look good and to feel good – inside and out.
It lessens mood swings.
Most, if not all, of us experience mood swings on a regular basis – and sometimes, without any valid reason. But you know what? It’s not just about having a rapid emotional shift with running. It’s also about having a rapid and positive emotional shift with running. That means, less mood swings and more positive feelings like joyfulness and thankfulness.
Do you know any other emotional perks of running? Share them with us below!