Bursting a gut and going running in the morning isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Especially if it is to be followed by a gruelling day at work. And if you’ve not had enough sleep the night before, then leaving the covers of your bed to go running off in the cold winter mornings – or hot summer mornings, since both carry their own problems – isn’t exactly the easiest thing in the world. But despite these hurdles, there are a number of reasons why you should go running in the morning.
Here are 4 reasons why you should run more:
Stamina and Health
The best way to increase your stamina is by running. Run until you can run no more, and then push past those limits. Make sure you start at an easy pace though, otherwise you may end up quitting. Also, stretch before you start running.
It is also a great way to burn those excessive calories, get rid of the fat, build some lean muscle, and stay in great shape. An apple a day isn’t the only thing that keeps the doctor away. It also improves your blood circulation.
Some Tranquil Me-Time
Once you begin running and get in the zone, all your worries fade away into the background. It is just you and the road. At that speed, the troubles of your life fall away. You develop tunnel vision. Nothing else matters, only you and the road are important. Thus, as you pelt forward on the path, you get some precious time for yourself, which is hard to find in today’s interconnected world. It can be a good place to just think, get in touch with yourself, and feel.
This feeling is magnified many times over after the run is over, and you are left feeling a kind of serene tranquillity, as a sense of peacefulness pervades over you.
Not only does running offer a respite from life’s worries and frustrations, it also acts as a creative catalyst. As you are running, you get into the zone. Once you are in the zone, where your worries have fallen away, your mind has a tendency to wander, to think about a number of topics under the sun. All manner of thoughts are entertained by your subconscious, and you may end up getting creative answers to questions plaguing you, whether they are workplace hurdles, or general life challenges.
In ages past, running was used by our ancestors are a means to flee from predators. Soon, we replaced other animals as the apex predators with the help of our intelligence. However, running still has a primal feeling to it. There’s nothing like running to feel alive.
To top that off, running keeps you in the best shape. Your body remains in top physical condition. Later on, even as the frequency of your runs decreases, the benefits gained from running continue to aid you. In fact, people who run have longer lifespans than their sedentary counterparts.