Running: Health benefits to a healthier and happier life

Running is undeniably the best form of exercise you should invest time in.

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Its a beautiful feeling when you could hear nothing but your own heartbeat, cherishing the most precious feeling of 'being alive.' Being aware of every breath you take, feeling deeply every movement of contraction and expansion of your lungs. Running could give you the wonderful experience without costing you a dime!

Running is an exercise of mindful meditation when you are fully aware of every breath while your mind is so conscious of every bodily movement contributing to the exercise. Although you must be already convinced to put on your running shoes, here we want to make sure that you don't run out of motivation.

1. Running is an outstanding way to burn calories

Irrespective of the part of your body that has maximum calories hanging from it, running is the best exercise. It tones the entire body as it is the unparalleled king of cardio also making your heart super healthy. When your legs hit the ground they squeeze blood toward your heart, which in turn forces it to pump the blood right back. The faster you run, the harder your heart works and the stronger it gets.

2. Stronger bones with killer legs

The strength and structure of your body is governed by your bones along with your muscle tissues, to provide the shape and movement that your body needs. Running provides the movement that builds stronger bones, strengthens the ligaments around the joints and tones the legs and butt.

3. Runner's High is real

Runner's high is a short-term euphoria, profound feelings of elation, contentment and well being. Many runners struggle explaining the real feeling for it is beyond words.

4. It tests and inspires

It is so easy and yet so hard. Waking up early everyday and putting on your running shoes is easier said than done. The exercise tests your will power but when your perseverance will stand tall on the mountain of your procrastination, you will be the new will power warrior. Thereby improving your self-image and boosting confidence.

5. Its all about enjoying the journey!

Its the feeling that is most enjoyable. Running is proven for decreasing stress levels and making people a lot more happier. So more than anything just go for the feeling and stretch out your best foot forward.

This article was first published on December 4, 2016