Enough Reasons To Start Running Daily

Increase Your self esteem

Running isn't just about building up your leg muscles - it's also about building up your psyche. Working out increases your self-esteem.

In short - self-esteem is your opinion of yourself. The only opinion that matters. Every opinion should be taken with a grain of salt, even your own - humans tend to be harsh critics of their own actions.

If you start exercising, your self-esteem will improve. You'll be more confident, you'll be able to talk to people with a higher tone, be able to ask questions more openly, talk to the opposite sex about intimate things, and more.

But that's not all. The most important thing is that you'll be much happier. If you keep exercising, you will see the result within a day - imagine where you could be in a few months.

On top of all that, people who run in nature have a much higher increase in self-esteem - it's been proven by the US National Institutes of Health.

Get an energy boost

This is what most runners say:

When I'm tired, I go for a run and then I feel more energy in me after I'm done.

That probably doesn't make sense to you and it really doesn't. But this is true and you'll soon learn why.

Runner's high is the euphoric feeling you get after running. It is a mental state that gives you more energy and lightens up your mood. In short - it makes you feel kind of invincible. 

When you run, your brain releases endorphins that act as a drug to give you positive feelings and more energy. It's weird, right? The same thing happens with alcohol. It shouldn't give you energy because it's a depressant but it also releases endorphins, which is why a lot of people feel invincible when consuming alcohol.

Runners also usually live a healthier life and engage in more healthy activities than non-runners. They usually get better sleep and engage in much fewer unhealthy activities than non-runners. This gives them the ability to recover quicker and feel the benefits of each run quicker. Therefore, with every subsequent run, you will start feeling the benefits faster.

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Improve Your Sex Life

Runners have high endurance for running. But that's not all.

Running can also improve your sexual performance and increase your stamina.

Being active is a potent aphrodisiac for both women and men,” -Tina Penhollow, associate professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion at Florida Atlantic University

In a survey - 41% of respondents say they feel frisky after a run. 54% were turned on by the energy boost. 51% also said that it makes them feel strong and confident.

Because running boosts self-esteem, it makes runners feel more confident and desirable under the sheets. They are able to convert all that into sex where they feel free, more comfirotable, and uninhibited.

 

Meet new people

When doing any new activity, there's a new way for you to make friends - like-minded people who engage in similar activities as you.

The best way to do this is to try and hit up people who are also running and maybe go for a combined jog. Make conversation while running, ask questions to get to know the other person, play games to get to know each other like Twenty Questions.

The people you meet while doing a mutual activity have a much higher chance of staying in your life for longer because you're into the same things. It's natural for human beings to want to be with people who are like-minded. It boosts their own confidence about that certain thing and it's fun at the same time.

People have also been known to meet their significant other while exercising. You're more likely to trust the significant other if you have mutual things - therefore, the relationship has a much higher chance to last longer and even translate into a marriage.

Improve your health

You've probably heard that running is good for you and it improves your health. But do you know what exactly it improves?

1. Running helps you lose or maintain weight - When you run, you burn calories but that's not all. When running, the calorie-burning process continues even after you stop running. Scientifically, this process is called Excess Post Oxygen Consumption or EPOC for short.

2. Running strengthens your knees and other joints - You probably know that running increases bone mass and helps prevent age-related bone loss. Even so, chances are, you've had a family or friend tell you that running is bad for your knees - but it's not. It's scientifically proven that running is good for your knees - according to Boston University researcher David Felson in an interview with National Public Radio.

3. Running keeps your brain healthy - If you're worried about losing your mental abilities as you age, all you have to do is start running daily. A study proved that regular exercise helps your brain keep its wits - in other words, it helps you prevent age-related mental decline. The study determined that fit adults score better in mental tests than unfit ones - consistently.

4. Running reduces the risk of cancer - Running won't cure cancer if you're already ill with it but it can go a long way in preventing it. 170 epidemiological studies were reviewed by Oxford Academic which resulted in findings that running can prevent certain types of cancer. Even if you already have cancer, running (with your doctor's approval) can increase your life quality while undergoing chemo.

5. Running adds years to your life - 30 minutes, 5 days a week can go a long way in prolonging your life. Here's what science found:

  • Smokers added 4.1 years to their life
  • Nonsmokers added 3 years to their life
  • Smokers that continued smoking gained 2.6 years of life
  • Cancer survivors extended their life by 5.3 years
  • People with heart disease gained 4.3 years of life

Point #5 alone should be enough to get you to start running.

After 6 months

While you're going to feel the benefits immediately when you start running - here's where you'll be after 6 months of running.

1. Your love life will have improved

  • Running will improve free testosterone levels in men. Testosterone is responsible for libido and sex drive
  • Running can improve sperm count, which means you have higher reproductive potential and will be a better marriage partner
  • Just 20 minutes of running can boost sexual drive in women
  • 66% of people say that couples who run together have sex more often and generally have a better sex life

2. You'll become more affectionate

Men are usually not good when it comes to expressing their emotions. Running will make you better at showing emotions and expressing your affection.

3. Your heart will be healthier

More than 30% of adults in the US have high LDL (bad cholesterol). Fortunately, you're not likely to suffer from that.

  • Running 7-14 miles (11.2 - 22.5 KM) per week can cholesterol healthy
  • You're keeping your blood pressure in check in accordance with American heart association's recommended 150 minutes of physical activity per week

4. Your blood sugar will be in control

  • Your A1C hemoglobin value will reduce by .51% on average.
  • If you have diabetes, running will reduce the risk of diabetes-related heart attacks to 20% and eye or kidney failure to 40%

5. You'll be living a healthier life

Runners gradually improve their diet and lifestyle habits.

A study found that exercisers were able to change their drinking habits and get their life in control. As opposed to that, people who were just given advice couldn't do it.

6. You'll be more intelligent

  • Running results in a better connection with your brain which causes you to have higher-level thoughts. You can better analyze and solve problems
  • Running can improve your learning potential
  • Running improves your focus. You'll be more comfortable taking on big and challenging tasks
  • Being a leader will no longer be hard for you - instead, you'll want to do it

 

You can see that after a short period of 6 months you'll have a much better life filled with joy, happiness, health, and more potential for anything else.

After 1 Year

If you thought you're amazing just after 6 months of running, wait till you see what you get after a year of running.

1. You'll be stronger and sturdier

  • Running regularly results in neuromuscular changes that lead to better running efficiency. This means you're able to run longer distances while consuming less energy. This translates into other physical activities as well
  • Your back and knees will get much stronger after a year of running. This makes such a big difference as you start to age and see everyone whining about back and knee pains
  • You'll have stronger quads, thighs, or hamstrings - some of the most important muscles in your body

2. You'll be in high spirits

  • Mental and emotional sufferings can't hold you down for long. Running produces the chemicals necessary to fight and forget pain. It helps you feel good all the time.
  • If you're also meditating, the combined power of both running and meditation will make sure you almost never feel depressed
  • You'll be able to learn faster. Even if you're not a student, this can help you move up in your job.

3. You'll look good

  • Running will improve your confidence and self-esteem, which means you'll find that more people find you attractive
  • You'll be fit and in shape - which means you're actually more attractive.
  • As a result of being in shape, you're less likely to develop pimples or acne.

 

Running helps with everything. But we're gonna go even deeper than this. Scroll a little more for more information.

After 10 Years

The show goes on. The benefits never stop. Here's what you'll have after 10 years of running.

1. You'll maintain a good weight

  • Many people gain unnecessary weight after 40. This is a problem that can cause diabetes, depression, and even cancer. Running will help you keep this problem at bay
  • You'll have stronger bones, meaning you're less likely to suffer from osteoporosis which is a problem for 1 of 3 women after the age of 50
  • Your core muscles will be much stronger. This helps maintain posture and keep a healthy spine.

2. You'll be much healthier than other people your age

  • Running will help you considerably reduce the risk of certain types of cancer such as colon cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, and more
  • People will envy your heart health because running is one of the best exercises for cardiovascular health
  • You're able to easily fight and forget emotional or physical pain. This ensures good mental and physical health, and is good for prolonging your life

 

All in all, you feel and are younger. If 10-year benefits aren't enough for you - let's dive into the 25-year benefits.

 

After 25 Years

10-year benefits are pretty cool. But how do they compare to 25-year benefits? Only 20% of US adults meet physical activity recommendations. Having a 25-year streak puts you in the elites of the elite.

1. You'll look younger

  • You'll look much younger than what your age says. This is because regular physical activity slows down biological aging. Research suggests that regular activity can reduce biological aging by as much as 9 years
  • Your skill will look 10-20 years younger than your age. Studies find that 40-year old people who exercise regularly have skin that looks 20-30 years old

2. You'll live longer

  • Your lifespan will have increased by 3.5 - 4.5 years (on average)
  • Scientists followed 1000 adults for 21 years. All these adults were aged 50 or older. After 21 years 85% runners were alive and kicking while just 66% non-runners managed to survive
  • Other studies find that runners get to live an actual life with much fewer disabilities than non-runners. They were also much less likely to die an early death
  • Scientists followed 20,000 people over a period of 35 years. After 35 years more than 10,000 people who did not jog died, Only 122, who jogged on a regular basis died in the same period. That is a huge difference

3. You'll live life to the fullest

  • Running not only adds years to your life but it improves your life quality. For example, running reduces the risk of cataracts by 41% which is the leading cause of blindness in elderly people
  • A study on 70 years old people found that those who exercised regularly had a heart, lungs, and muscles as good as 40 years old's
  • You'll be less likely to develop dementia, and have improved memory and improve fear response memory
  • You'll have much better skeletal metabolic fitness
  • Your memory and brainpower, in general, will be much better than that of your non-runner friends

 

I hope this helped you get started running. It's a no-brainer - you're getting a better quality of life and prolonging your life at the same time.

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