You probably have a thousand reasons you’re not keen to have more physical activity. You’re too tired when you get to the office, you’re too sleepy in the morning, your feet hurt when you leave the office, you prefer to rest during weekends, you do not have enough space at home, the gym is too far or too expensive for you, and so forth. And so, any thought of doing some sportive activity flies away.
There is no need to go to the gym, attend Pilates or aerobic classes, not even to workout at home or to force you to make 100 crunches in every morning. The best way to keep yourself in shape, healthy and to lose some weight is to run. Yes, to run! You can do it around the apartments block, in the park, in the woods, or in an athletic field, the place is not important, but running is incredibly tedious and cost you nothing. It is known as jogging and here are the best 10 reasons to start jogging.
- You can do it anywhere.
The more accessible is the sport you chose to do, the lesser are the reason not to do it. Going on a business trip and have to interrupt your training at the gym? You can run anywhere!
Going on a vacation to the sea-side, in the mountains, or in a new city? You can run anywhere!
Rain, snow, sunshine? Yes, you can still run!
- Meet new people, make new friends.
If you choose to jog in a park, you’ll definitely not be alone, so you can meet other joggers and you might learn something from their experience, and have a jogging buddy to talk to while running will always make it easier for you to do more and more physical activity as the time tends to pass faster and the effort tends to be felt lesser.
- To achieve your purpose.
Needless to say that it is extremely satisfying when you finally get where you wanted when finally reaching your goal.
Want to lose weight? Want to relax 10 minutes a day in the park? Do you want to run a marathon? This is a good time to start you to fulfill your dreams.
- Because you might live longer.
Although more is not always better, there are strong pieces of evidence supporting the theory that a few minutes of jogging every day can add a few years to your life. What is scientifically proven is the fact that jogging is lowering the risk of developing obesity, diabetes, heart diseases, and it improves the general state of health, the blood circulatory system, the lungs function, and the muscular mass.
- To burn extra calories.
Although not a weight loss method that is recommended for everybody, you should know that running is a good way to get off those extra calories you ate at lunch or dinner.
- For being smiley and happy.
When you workout, no matter if you’re running or pushing weight, your body will produce endorphins and serotonin, which are also known as happiness substances. Serotonin is one of those substances that is produced when doing physical activity, so just a few minutes of jogging will immediately put a big smile on your face.
- For having a good memory.
Learning a foreign language, solving crosswords, or trying to remember poems is not the only way to train your brain and memory. It has been scientifically proven jogging among other physical activities, even if practiced only a few minutes a day, helps to keep a sharp memory.
- To be more vigorous.
You may think that a morning jogging session will deplete your energy and you’ll be tired all day long. You should know that this theory is wrong.
A few minutes of physical activity in the morning helps you get the necessary energy for the whole day.
- Because you’ll sleep better.
Numerous studies have shown that daily workout or other physical activity helps to a better relaxation as a response to the sustained effort. So, you’ll sleep better and you’ll have a more restful sleep.
- Because you get to buy new sports shoes.
If you have not run for a while, you’ll probably need a pair of sports shoes. What other excuses could be better to go shopping? After all, you buy sports shoes because you need them. And, if you’re picky, you’ll definitely run from one store to another to your favorite shopping center, so, you’ll also burn some calories while searching for your new sports shoes.
Here are the best 10 reasons to start jogging right away to be a healthier and happier person. Give it a try and see if you’re up for it, and if not, don’t worry because you can opt for cycling, too, which brings to you the same benefits. In fact, every sustained physical activity is healthy!