When the coronavirus hit the world, a lot of people became more cautious about their health. They are now choosing healthier food options and started to stay away from the sedentary lifestyle. Instead of just lounging on their couches, they begin to think of ways on how they can move. Some of them started following fitness YouTube channels so they can dance at home. While others chose to go running or jogging.
Speaking of which, we also encourage you to try running because of its health benefits. In fact, you will notice the changes in your body in just one month. What are these changes, you may ask? Read on to learn more.
You Will Naturally Feel Happy
When you start running, you will immediately feel a sense of accomplishment, no matter how far or near you’ve completed. It’s better if you push yourself to reach a new milestone every so often. And by achieving each milestone, you will feel that you can do anything. Such a mindset alone is already healthy and could lead to more success, not just physically but in other areas of your life.
You Get Stronger
This is already an obvious one but worth highlighting. When you start running, and you’ve been doing so for a month, you will notice that your body will get stronger. It would be normal to reach longer miles without getting too tired right away.
You Lose Weight
As you run longer, your body tends to lose unwanted fat, especially if you are cautious about your food. But you see, we’ve talked to many experts, and most of them shared that ‘losing weight’ should not be your sole priority if you want to start running. Your primary concern is to stay healthy, and getting fit will come naturally.
If shedding pounds will be your main concern, you might overdo yourself, and it can result in injuries.
Your Body Will Be Toned
Apart from losing pounds, your body will look better or toned. If you will notice, those who lost pounds drastically, without proper exercise, tend to look sluggish. The case is different when you run. So if you want to look good and feel good, start getting that running shoes out of the closet.
You Will Sleep Better
If you are having challenges sleeping and you don’t want to resort to medications just yet, then running might be able to help you. According to studies, sleeping (or other physical exercises) can improve the amount of deep sleep and can be beneficial for those who suffer from insomnia. We recommend that you schedule your run first thing in the morning.
You Can Clear Your Mind
And lastly, running can help you clear your mind. If you are stressed at work or with your personal life, a quick run should improve your mental state. Do it every day, and you will see that you become more relaxed and calm.
Again, when you decide that you want to run, do so cautiously. If possible, ask your physician first how much running you can do per day. That way, you can maximize its benefits and avoid injuries.