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The Benefits of Running

Today is Global Running Day, a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving. In the spirit of Global Running Day, we wanted to highlight some of the key benefits and some that you may not have known of before. Runners High Running has mood boosting effects. When you run your brain pumps out feel-good chemicals, which act as a natural pain reliever, helping you to exercise for longer periods of time. These feel-good chemicals are endorphins and endocannabinoids. A type of endocannabinoid called anandamide is found at high levels in the blood of people who have recently completed a run, and research suggests that anandamide may trigger runner’s high, releasing short term positive effects such as reducing...

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The Benefits Of Having A Running Buddy

With lockdown easing and the world reopening once more, exercise may not be number one on our list of priorities. Therefore, we have to become more adept to multitasking, and running with a friend is a great way to socialise while exercising. Here are a few of the benefits to finding a running buddy. It Keeps You Consistent You’re more likely to run on the days when you’re not feeling so motivated if you’ve set a date with a friend, as you have someone to hold you accountable. Plus, if you arrange a set time to run each week it helps to form habitual training as it becomes part of your routine. You’re much less likely to bail on a...

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