30 Convincing Reasons to Start Running Now

running womanEver wanted to start a running regime, but never got around to it? We’ve got tons of reasons, courtesy of Greatist, you’ll want to get up and moving. Here are a few, runners:

  • Sleep better. Runners tend to adapt to set sleeping routines in order to keep running performance high. Even better: Running also encourages higher quality sleep, which translates into better Zzz’s all night long.
  • Run stress away. Ready to pull your hair out? Instead of tuning in to a reality TV marathon, try running a real one. Not only does running boost the brain’s serotonin levels, regular exercise might actually remodel the brain, making it calmer and more stress resistant.
  • See the sunny side. Active folks see the glass as half full not only while they exercise, but for up to twice as long after hanging up their kicks than their less mobile friends . Talk about “Happy Feet!”

New research has also shown that even a 5-minute run can help prevent heart disease and increase your lifespan. Click here for more reasons start running! Use the links below to share with your friends.