Did you know research shows runners live three years longer than non-runners? But there is more to running than just the benefits to your physical well-being.
Some suggest the added longevity is also related to a boost in mental fitness. Runners don’t just get physically fit, they also show superior gains in their cognitive flexibility. This means runners seem to adapt to life’s challenges with less negative effects of stress. A brief jog can help regulate our emotions and leave anxiety behind. Running reduces the impact of acute stress and diminishes the linger effects.
So, lace up the shoes and leave the stress behind today.