7 Ways Running Changed My Life and How It Can do the Same for You ...

There are so many ways running changed my life that I cannot imagine my life without this amazing sport. Running is my therapy, to which I turn when I need a dose of meditation. Running is my way of getting a good sweat and really feeling the burn. Running is the way I fit in my clothes and feel confident. And running gives me more energy. These are just a few of the ways running changed my life and it can do the same for you. Here is how:

1. Improved Health

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One of the ways running changed my life is by bettering my health. I have been a runner since the young age of 7, but as I got older and increased my running mileage, I noticed I got sick less often. I visited the doctor less frequently, other than for routine check-ups, and I felt better! Running can do the very same for you!

2. Better Mom

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Running gives me more patience to be a better mom and it allows me to feel great about prioritizing my health since my major focus is always my children. Running allows me to enjoy β€œme” time without worrying about emails, work or any other distractions.

3. Happier Person

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Running produces endorphins, which are happy chemicals, and as a result I feel happier after a run. It's amazing how a run can completely change my demeanor, and it makes me just enjoy the day. Running can do the very same for you, so get out for a great run!

4. More Energy

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Running gives me more energy and I find it is a great way to jump start my day. When I run in the early morning, I tend to get the most out of the day because of the surge in energy that I have. So to have more energy and accomplish more in a day than you can imagine, get out for a great run!

5. Lean Body

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To lower your body fat and lean down, get out for a great run. Running has helped me achieve my goal weight and achieve the lean abs I have always dreamed of. And running can help you achieve the lean body of your dreams too! So get out today and push yourself to a great run!

6. Lower Stress

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Since I was in high school, any time I felt stressed, confused or upset, I figured out the solutions on a run. Instead of fighting or saying things I know I will regret, I put my legs to the test and work the stress out on a run. It seems almost magical that on a run, all stress is alleviated and everything just seems to make sense. Test it out yourself and get out for a run when you are upset; you just may find the answers too!

7. More Confidence

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Running gives me more confidence and makes me proud of my hard, lean body and better health. I am not perfect but I feel amazing because of my capacity to run far. I am thankful for my strong calves and powerful legs that I use to run farther each day! Running can help you build your confidence as well, so use your legs for a great run!

Hope you get out for a run so that you can experience all the amazing things that running can do for you. All it takes is a little push to lace up those shoes and get out the door, but I promise running will give you back even more. So tell me, are you a runner? If so, what does running do for you?

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