7 Fun Reasons Why You NEED To Start Running Today!
What’s the one thing that assures fitness, refreshes your outlook, and also tones you up? No, this isn’t a bad ‘as seen on TV’ commercial for a shortcut to 6-pack abs, but actually the age-old secret of health — running.
Yes, clearly, running is good for health. It is probably one of the most effective forms exercise, one which literally requires nothing more than a good pair of shoes and, of course, the space — you can do it pretty much anywhere, whether it’s on a track in your local park, or a treadmill at your gym. It’s one that can be regulated to suit your needs — from a warm-up jog to an intense sweat. And it has several benefits too! So what are you waiting for? Here are 7 reasons you should strap on a pair of running shoes, get your gang together and get running today.
1. Get Fit
With every step, you are going to get a bit closer to fit into those gorgeous clothes you’ve grown out of! That doesn’t mean getting skinny and losing weight, but actually means getting physically fitter. How great would it feel to wiggle into those expensive pairs of jeans you’ve sadly tossed aside? Secondly, you know how an apple a day keeps the doctor away…so does a run. We’ve all been in a situation where we embarrassingly end up huffing and puffing after walking up a flight of stairs, right? Running doesn’t only build you muscles, but also builds stamina and strengthens your mind and body.
2. Gives You An Epic High
We all have that moment of doubt before getting physically fit, but once we do, don’t we just love that high! Well, exercising increases the serotonin levels in the brain, which makes you happy — it also kicks in your adrenaline, giving you a rush, and an awesome ‘runner’s high’. So, post a run, your morale is totally boosted, giving you a can-do attitude for pretty much everything. A great way to clear your mind and bust out that stressful day, eh?
3. Saves You Loads Of Money
Come on! You were probably thinking this too. Keeping fit doesn’t necessarily mean spending tons of money on a gym membership and then being forced to go because of it. Running is an instant form of exercise that comes cheap — all you need are a good pair of shoes and you are ready to go. Whether you’re running through your society complex, on the streets, the beach, or a promenade, you can do it literally anytime and anywhere. Take some your girls along and make a day out of it! Fitness and fun together…you have us sold.
4. You Don’t Have To Starve Yourself
Talking about spending time with the girls, running can also kick your metabolism to an absolutely new high, as it burns your calorie intake, and makes you hungry. So if you’re running with your baes, you can surely make a pit-stop at some awesome new eatery with them and not feel totally guilty about it. It’s a win-win!
5. A Fun Way To Discover New Things
Take your boyfriend or your BFF along with you for a run and actually discover the nooks and crannies of your city. Running is an interesting way to discover a city or town — whether it’s the one you live in or one you’re holidaying in. It allows you to see new sights and take in the city completely on foot. And if you’re just by yourself, it’s a great way to spot that cute guy in your neighbourhood…not in a stalker manner, of course!
6. Great Way To Meet New People
What’s equally good as running by yourself? It’s running with a group of people that encourage you to break your own personal best. On the days where the bestie just fails to understand your running needs, you will tend to meet people who get your competitive spirit and vibe. When you run, you are bound to meet people who love to do the same and that’s an awesome way to make new friends who share your love for running. Who knows you meet Mr Right too?
7. An Excuse To Buy A New Pair Of Shoes
All you need for a run is a great pair of shoes that will give you the support that you need. It’s important to get the right pair of shoes that support your gait, to ensure you run comfortably, and without injuring yourself. And, if you didn’t have another excuse to indulge in your shoe addiction, then we’ve totally given you one. We recommend the Nike LunarEpic Flyknit 2.0 – the Flyknit fabric wraps your foot snugly like a sock and the ‘Lunarlon’ cushioning helps absorb impact by when your foot hits the ground. AND they look amazing, so what are you waiting for?
*This is a dedicated post in collaboration with Nike.