12 ways running can help you live a better life

If you’re already a regular runner, you might recognise some of the ways that getting into a running lifestyle can really improve other areas of your life. If you’re not a regular runner, check out the list, and get cracking – these benefits can be yours, too! 

 

Get outside 

 

This is your chance to step outside and notice the fresh air and greenery all around you. If you work in an office, it might be the only fresh air you get all day. 

 

Help others 

 

Raise money for charities by doing charity fun runs, or invite a friend to join you in a run. If someone’s having a tough time, some exercise and good company can really help. 

 

Morning high 

 

Get the blood pumping and feel great before you’ve even had breakfast. Bonus point: runners are rarely late to morning meetings because they’ve been up since 5am anyway. 

 

It’s better than meditation 

 

Well, we think so, especially when it comes to burning through anger or other negative feelings. Run them out and you’ll feel much calmer. 

 

Time alone 

 

Harness the running lifestyle – if the kids, your spouse or your flatmates are driving you crazy, just say, ‘I’m heading out for a run’ and grab the space you need. 

 

…Or time with others 

 

Of course, if you’re looking to develop good relationships with your family, running together can increase bonds (and overall family health, too). 

 

Develop self-management skills 

 

Before you get addicted to the running lifestyle, you’ve got to develop the discipline to stick with a routine. You can transfer that skill to other areas of your life. 

 

Increased body confidence 

 

Run for a while and you’ll notice your butt firming up, your body fat dropping and your calf muscles will be positively pumping. When you look great, you feel great. 

 

Eat what you like 

 

Don’t worry so much about the calories – you’ll burn it off in the morning. Say yes to office birthday cake or a full English without guilt. 

 

Save your money 

 

For something special – you won’t be spending it on gym fees after all. Of course, there is the temptation to grab the latest release of running shoes… 

 

Boost health 

 

Improve your vision, bone density, heart health, libido, muscle tone, body weight, circulation, skin and immune system, all with one activity. 

 

Freebies 

 

A cheeky one to finish up – many competitions come with a free singlet, pedometer or wristband for participating. Kit out your running wardrobe, one race at a time. 

 

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Whilst Enertor has over 18 years Orthotics experience, our blog content is provided for informational purposes only and it is not a substitute for your own doctor’s medical advice. Enertor advises anyone with an injury to seek their own medical advice – and do not make any health or medical related decisions based solely on information found on this site.

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