Benefits of Running and Jogging

Running is the most perfect exercise for almost everyone and can be customized to work around your busy schedule and your physical needs.

Whether you are already an avid runner, or if you are only a beginner starting your running journey, keep reading below to learn some of our favourite benefits to running!

Improved Sleep

Running has been proven to significantly improve your sleep quality. Numerous studies have shown that regular exercise, such as running can improve your quality of sleep while also helping you sleep through the night. It can, however, take a few months for your body to get used to the increased exercise, so don’t worry if your sleep doesn’t improve straight away, all bodies need time to adjust.

Weight Loss

Running is a great way to lose weight as it burns a lot of calories in a short amount of time. When you run or jog on a daily basis, your body will start to convert your fat into muscle, toning your body up and helping you lose weight. You will even continue to burn extra calories for hours after running. 

Cheap and Simple

Let’s face it, running is free and once you get the hang of it, it’s easy. If you’re such with a tight budget and don’t want to splash out on those gym fees, try running outdoors for a few weeks and see how you feel. Especially coming into the summer months, outdoor exercise is definitely a great option!

Improves Posture

Running is actually an excellent way to improve your posture. Running tall with your chest out makes it easier to breathe while running, while also strengthening those chest muscles and the muscles in your back and shoulders. For other tips on how to improve your posture, you can click here to read our other blog!

Improved Mental Health

Lastly, jogging and running can improve more than just your physical health. Studies have shown that frequent aerobic exercise can boost your mental health and prevent the development of mental illness. And for those who already struggle with mental illness such as depression or anxiety, jogging can reduce those symptoms significantly!