Three ways running benefits your mental health

I have experienced how good running can make you feel mentally, and without it, I just wouldn’t be able to function properly!

As such, the mental health benefits – and there are plenty – should not be underestimated!

Thankfully, with increased awareness over mental health nowadays, it is a great time to showcase how running can play a crucial role in keeping people happy, fit and simply enjoying life.

Here are three easy, straight off the bat links between running and positive thinking upstairs!

Running can change your lifestyle – Whether you are taking up running for the first time or looking to shed some pounds; or even planning to run a marathon, the gift of running can promote positive health and lifestyle changes to you and your life for the better. As a result, you will feel reinvigorated. It is no coincidence that marathon running participation is on the rise!

A run can boost your mood – When did you ever regret going for a run or not feel good afterwards? Yep, exactly, it’s hard to beat that post-run feeling and it can quickly turn a bad day into a good one. A quick 5km is your escapism and valuable thinking time.

Running helps with routine and organisation – For most of us, when you feel in control of your diary, your schedule and generally what you’re doing, it means less stress and more time to live. By running, naturally, you start to become more regimented and disciplined in your approach to life which I only think can be viewed as a good thing.

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