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4 reasons to start running today

Posted by: Patrick Catanzariti on March 2, 2016

If you are anything like me, you probably hibernated for the winter, binging on Netflix and eating your weight in pudding until you emerged looking like one!

Well my friends, spring has sprung. The days are not only getting longer but as the weather heats up those excuses for skipping exercise are getting cold.

If you are looking for a quick, effective and cost efficient way to get back in shape look no further – running is your answer.

1. Face your fiercest competitior

Running puts you in competition with your toughest and fiercest challenger, yourself! The high you feel when you beat a personal best or run that extra mile is unparalleled. With so many apps that measure your speed, distance, heart rate and whatever else, running is seriously addictive.

2. It is virtually free

While you can buy so many different accessories to measure your run, all you need is a pair of sneakers. Not many other sports or fitness activities can boast that many benefits for such a low cost!

To name a few of these benefits, running helps with:
– Weight loss
– Improved core strength
– Toned legs
– Improved heart health
– Stronger bones
Improved joint strength and stability
– Improved mood (ever heard of runners high? Oh yes, it’s a thing!)
– Better quality of sleep

 3. Have better Sex

Running is one of the fastest ways to improve stamina and endurance, um… need I say more?

4. Running keeps you young

Up there with botox and the elusive fountain of youth, maintaining a consistent running routine has been found to slow down the ageing process. If you think slowing down and decreased ease of movement is unavoidable as you get older, think again! Researchers found that 70-year-old runners had about the same walking competence as a typical teen. Basically, runners enjoy a better quality of life as running increases our ability to move around more easily.

Ready to lace up? Me too.

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