The 10 Amazing Benefits of Running!

One of the benefits of running, you get closer to the nature.

1. Running improves your health.

One of the biggest benefits of running is that it’s good for your health. Running is an excellent way to strengthen the heart and ensure the efficient flow of blood and oxygen throughout the body, which helps decrease your risk of a heart attack.

2. You can lose weight.

Many people start running to lose some extra pounds. As one of the most vigorous exercises out there, running is an extremely efficient way to burn calories and lose weight. If you’re already at a healthy weight, running can help you maintain it.

3. You can run for a cause.

Hyundai Run for a Cause 2012

Running can also be used as a way to contribute to society as a whole. Many races benefit charities, and some charities offer race training in exchange for fund-raising.

Run for Pasig River 10.10.10

4. You can meet new people through running.

I meet Ruth Ann Tiu at Salomon X-Trail Run 2012 and HRFAC2.

I met Monica Torres Filipino Elite Triathelete at a Running Clinic courtesy of Runner’s World PH, where she is the one conducted it.

I met GreenEyes in many runs and this is the first time I asked him to have a picture.

I met Iris and her friends at Nature’s Trail Discovery Run – Leg 1

Some runners enjoy the quiet and solitude of running on their own, but others see running time as social opportunities.

5. You can experience something new and different.

Experience “Sea of Clouds” at Tanay, Rizal.

Me and my Kalongkong Hiker Pose at the river crossing.

Running is a great way to expand your horizons and break away from the daily grind. The sport gives people the opportunity to explore areas of their own community or new locations, experience new physical sensations and run places they may not normally see.

Kalongkong Hiker pose at Tagaytay Highlands.

6. You can train for a specific goal.

Some people hate to exercise just for the sake of exercising, but with running, though, you can train for races, from 5Ks to marathons and beyond.

 7. Running improves your energy levels.

When you’re feeling sluggish or tired, running is a great way to boost your energy. Runners who run in the morning report that they have improved energy levels during the day.

Me Running after work using my cargo pants.

8. Running will help you feel good about yourself.

Finishing 4:12:22. My Best PR so far for Trail Run.

Regular runners report an increase in their confidence and self-esteem, and the self-esteem benefits of running are increased if you set a specific goal, such as running a 5K or even a marathon, and accomplish it.

Source: http://running.about.com
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About Kalongkong Hiker

I am Paolo Mercado for 20 years I've been riding a bike, walking a lot and running a lot. I am Kalongkong Hiker, a trail runner, mountaineer and a biker that can also write a blog of my travels, adventures and places that I visited through walking, running and biking. I write to encourage others to stay healthy and fit. #KeepOnRunning #ShareTheRoad #KalongkongHiker
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3 Responses to The 10 Amazing Benefits of Running!

  1. Pingback: Race Day: Nature’s Trail Discovery Run – Leg 1 @ Tanay, Rizal | Kalongkong Hiker

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