Here’s where we finish the series of blog posts talking about the many benefits of running and why running changes your life. Yes running is great for losing weight but it also helps with all other aspects of your life.
The benefits of running discussed in Part 1 were faster weight loss, living a healthier life, getting a better body shape, having more energy, feeling and looking younger, and living longer.
The benefits of running discussed in Part 2 were having a lower risk of ill health and severe illness, increased ability to handle stress, having a sharper mind, getting better sleep, feeling a greater sense of achievement, feeling more attractive, and having a more positive mindset.
Here are some other important benefits of running to add even more fuel to your fire…
When you lose weight, get better health and fitness, get a better body, feel and look younger, feel more attractive, and feel like you’re achieving more with your life…
It does so much for your confidence!
What more could YOU achieve in life if you had the confidence and self-belief to make it happen?
Running helps you along the path to more confidence and a better life.
Increased discipline and commitment
Running teaches you the important skills of discipline and commitment because you need consistent practice to keep seeing improvements. It teaches you to put in the effort rather than looking for a quick fix.
You can’t trick yourself to a lower body weight, better health and fitness, or a better body shape, you have to do it!
If you don’t put in any time or effort then you don’t receive any of the benefits of running.
If you do put in the time and effort then you get to experience more and more benefits of running that can literally change your life.
When you stick with running and experience the benefits it provides and the improvements in your life, it makes you believe so much more in what you can achieve.
You enjoy the feeling of achievement and the improved self confidence. You also want to experience these feelings more and more and just keep getting better and better. This helps in all areas of your life.
Running gives you a greater belief that you can achieve more in life, and because of that belief you actually do get more out of life.
Helping your family and friends
Your family and friends watch what you do in your life and very often they copy what you do.
If you have a sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle then your friends and family are also likely to have a similar lifestyle. If you are healthy and fit then your family and friends are more likely to become healthier and fitter.
Whatever you do in life you are setting an example for your family and friends whether it’s a good example or a poor one.
With running you are improving your life in so many ways and it’s clear for everyone to see. You are setting a positive example that others can follow.
You’re not just improving your own life with running, you’re improving the lives of the people you love!
Replaces unhealthy and harmful activities
There are many things that leave you with a poorer quality of life such as lack of exercise, overeating, smoking, taking drugs, and drinking too much alcohol.
Running can also be addictive like these but it’s a positive addiction. When you know that every time you run it’s going to make you feel much better than before, it makes it difficult not to do it. You want to keep feeling the experience.
With running you have a positive focus that adds rather than detracts from your life. That’s why many people have been able to replace unhealthy and harmful activities with the positive activity of running.
Getting treated differently
There are many, many people that admire and respect runners. They would like to be runners themselves but haven’t got the motivation or belief to do anything about it.
So as a runner you get treated with more respect. You get treated like someone with superior health and fitness, and someone that puts in the effort to improve their life.
You’re not someone who makes excuses and accepts a lower quality of life. You’re a runner that cares about their health and body and is willing to do something about it.
Guilt free eating and drinking
Most people have experienced eating or drinking something unhealthy and then having that negative guilty feeling afterwards.
The feeling of regret, disappointment, frustration, and even disgust.
Running helps to eliminate these feelings because when you’re improving your health and fitness with running, and you’re putting in the time and effort to improve your life…
It makes it so much easier to have unhealthy foods and drink from time to time and not feel bad about it.
You can just enjoy them. After all you deserve it!
Here’s what you can take from these blog posts
This series of 3 blog posts has shown you the many benefits of running, not just in terms of weight loss but with all aspects of your life.
I’m glad to say that I’ve experienced all of these benefits and I know that you can too.
You have so much to gain from running and I hope these blog posts motivate you to keep going and never give in because you can do it!
Just to finish, I’d like to ask you one question…
What’s the greatest benefit that running has given you?
Once again feel free to share any comments or experiences you’ve had as I’m sure that other people will find them useful and motivating.
I would also like to wish you all the best with your running and I hope that you get as much out of running as I have over the years. I know that you can!