“If you aren’t enjoying running, then you are doing it wrong.” — P. Mark Taylor
There’s something so euphoric about running. Ask anyone who runs regularly why they run and they’ll tell you how the activity improves their life and makes them a happier person. It’s about how it makes you feel fresh, balances your thoughts, and makes you more cheerful.
Therefore, we suggest you run for a couple of days and experience how your day becomes better by adding just a few minutes of this activity in your routine. Here are some things about running which will make you include it in your daily routine.1. It Can Make You Rediscover Your City
Forget boring laps around the track near your house. Be more ambitious, go long distances. This not only improves your metabolism but also helps you discover some hidden gems in your city. We are sure all these quiet and beautiful places in your bustling city will be a treat to your eyes and soul.2. Running With Your Friends Helps You Create Stronger Social Connection
Many people think running as an individual sport. However, running with a friend or a group is a lot of fun! Not only does the friendly competition push you a little more, but it can also make the run a lot more enjoyable. And make for great post-run photos!3. Running With A Pet Has Many Positive Impacts On Your Mood And Health
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Pets are the best workout buddies ever! They not only help you stay fit by going for a run every day but also make the activity more enjoyable. They are always eager to spend time with you and their energy is enough to burn those extra calories, making the run more rewarding for both of you.4. Running Improves Your Self Confidence
The exercise helps you feel equally strong on the inside as much as the outside. One of the benefits is that you can handle things more confidently and positively. All this makes you feel empowered which makes you feel happier about your achievements.5. Running Allows You To Set Goals And Achieving Those Goals Gives You An Exhilarating High
This sport is all about setting new goals and testing your limits. This habit not only remains with you on the track but in everything you do. The act of setting goals and working hard to achieve them become a practice. The same act triggers happiness in individuals and reaching their goals make them feel unbeatable and wonderful.6. Finally, Running Gives You A Nice Break From A Hectic Day.
When we are either surrounded by people or by our virtual worlds, there is no time for ourselves. In the rush to keep up with our social lives, we don’t get enough time to spend with ourselves. Running regularly gives us enough time to introspect about ourselves and clear our mind. The result of which leaves us feeling exhilarated and joyful. Also, the high of spending quality time with yourself is soothing.
Want to convert this happy high into an epic high? All you need is some determination and a good pair of shoes. We suggest the Nike’s LunarEpic Flyknit 2.0 and experience an unmatchable energy. Now lace up and get running with the Nike+ Running Club App or if you’re in Mumbai, sign up for a weekly session here.