Benefits of running
1) SAVES MONEY
Cut down commuting costs by running at least part of your journey to work instead. You don’t have to sign up to expensive gym classes as you can get plenty of excercise in for free!
2) MAINTAINS A HEALTHY WEIGHT
Regular exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight, burn calories and help tone and strengthen your muscles.
3) DISCOVER NEW PLACES
There are plenty of beautiful routes giving you a chance tp explore your local area. You may discover somewhere new you didn’t even realise was there.
4) REDUCES STRESS
It’s the perfect way to zone-out and rid yourself of any daily stress. Plus, the exercise-induced endorphins released will leave you feeling better than ever by helping to improve your mood.
5) SPEND TIME WITH YOUR LOVED ONES
Team up with your friends and family to take on Marathon Month Challenge
6) LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
Being active can help to lower blood pressure and prevent high blood pressure. This helps to lower your risk of heart problems in the future.
7) INCREASES ENERGY LEVELS
You might sometimes feel like you’re too tired to get out and run, but keeping active can actually boost your energy and help you feel less tired in the long term.
8) IMPROVES SLEEP
Adding more activity to your daily routine can help improve the quality of your sleep, meaning you feel more rested in the morning. But be careful that you don’t exercise vigorously too close to bedtime, as this might keep you awake.
9) SAVES THE PLANET
You can do your bit for climate change by choosing to ditch the car or train for running instead and avoiding carbon emissions.
10) HELPS BEAT CANCER SOONER
Remember the money you raise from Marathon Month Challenge will help fund life-saving research, bringing the cure to cancer one step closer.
Sign up to Marathon Month Challenge
Run 26.2 miles across one month for Cancer Research UK.