By: Avera McKennan Fitness Center
Wednesday, June 7 is Global Running Day. To participate you can simply pledge to take part in some type of running activity on this day. Running is a very effective exercise to help you reach your health and fitness goals and here are three reasons you should start running today:
Running will help you lose weight
Want to maintain your weight and burn off extra calories? Running is one of the best forms of exercise to maintain a consistent weight.
Running will help boost your mood
Running is a great way to relieve stress. Within a few minutes of running, you boost the hormones that naturally improve your mood.
Running will help you combat certain diseases
According to Active.com, many doctors today recommend running for people who are in the early stages of diabetes, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis, and it [running] is proven to help reduce the risk of having a heart attack.
Visit globalrunningday.org to learn more about Global Running Day.
Cattanach, J. (2017, April). 6 Benefits of Running. Retrieved from Active.com: https://www.active.com/running/articles/6-benefits-of-running
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