It has been proven that physical activity can boost our creativity, reduce stress levels, and improve mental health. However, questions arise about what qualifies as physical activity. While you may think that in order to have a better quality of life, you need to go to the gym and lift weights, this may not be necessarily true. Here are just a couple of reasons for how running is connected to better life quality.
Helps you lose weight
If you do not want to go into dieting or go to the gym and lift weights, then running is for you. While losing weight with this type of exercise can take a considerable amount of time, you have to make sure you have a schedule for your workout. Plan to dedicate from 30 to 45 minutes for running. It can be either outdoors in the park or on the treadmill. With a balanced diet and consistent running, you will see your weight melting away.
It has been proven by researchers that running helps improve sleep. If you have trouble falling asleep or you need to take sleeping pills, make sure you introduce running into your routine. Research found that the person who has been using running as their only physical activity has proven to be able to fall asleep faster after 10 weeks of training. Running helps you fall asleep faster and it actually deepens your sleep, but do not run right before bed, you might end up being too energized to fall asleep.
Improves your social life
When you are constantly working in the office and have the same routine every day, you might not have enough energy to socialize with your friends after work. You might also feel like you are tired all the time and want to sleep. However, when you introduce running to your life, you will notice the increase in energy, which in turn will make you feel better and more energized. You can also invite your friends to join you for morning runs!
Researchers found out that people who do any kind of physical activity have less risk to get such diseases as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, depression, anxiety, arthritis, and others. Once you have introduced running into your life, you will notice your health improving. You might stop having breathing problems when walking a flight of stairs; your legs will get stronger and with the time you can endure longer runs, as well as your appetite, will improve.
Have you had trouble at work coming up with new ideas for various projects? Then, you need to try running. While running your mind gets to relax from everyday stress and it can actually start functioning better. It will be also super helpful if you are running out in the park, as you also introduce more oxygen to your brain and body. While running your brain clears out all the stress from daily life and it increases creativity. After the run, you will feel full of energy, and you will be full of creative ideas.