10 Good Reasons To Run

10 good reasons to run

I wanna share with you 10 good reasons to run to start running although one is actually enough. This 10 good reasons to run will convince you that running is good for us. Although one reason is enough and we can go on and on with a long list but it all comes down to one thing, running is really really good.

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I wasn’t born a runner and didn’t expect myself to be running and enjoying it so much. I actually started a little late I was already a working adult when I pick up running. But hey no one is too old to pick up a new hobby or sports whether its running, cooking or sewing you just got to start somewhere.

10 Good Reasons To Run

1. Running Improves Physical Health

Over the years there are link studies between running and how it affects our health. One study is from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology from the data they have gathered over the course of 15 years the study have stated that runners have 30% lower risk of death than non runners. Running also improves our bone density and helps build strong muscles.

guy running under the sun

2. Running Improves Mental Health

Just like how running trains our body running also helps train our mind and our way of thinking. According to study running helps to release chemical endorphins that helps relieve stress and pain. Being out on a run you will get to know yourself and what you are truly capable.

3. Running Gives You Confidence

Running has been proven of giving that happy feeling and being accomplish thus the famous “Runners High” Once you started running and able to run a 5k or 10k no matter how fast or slow it will make you feel confident that you can actually run and do it. It is a kind of activity that you can do for yourself and that is confidence.


4. Running Takes You To New Places

Remember when you wanted to visit a nearby park but somehow you wont visit it because of being lazy maybe it’s about time to do it and run for sightseeing. Running is also a good excuse to travel for vacation and do a race at the same time.

running medal in the snow
My medal made it to the glaciers of Zugspitze, Germany

5. Running For A Good Cause

Running for a good cause gives you that feeling of achievement not only from finishing a race but also being able to help others. You are helping in a way to spread a good cause and create awareness by joining and spreading the word also the funds being raise through this helps many lives. You can also dedicate your run to someone that will give you more motivation like the I Run 4 Michael.

guy in red singlet running for charity
image from Johngress.com

The above information are some good reasons to run but wait we are not yet done in giving the good reasons to run.

6. Running Allows To Meet New People

Running allows you to meet people specially in groups or sponsored runs. You will be able to meet people of different ages and be inspired of their run. I have made a few good friends because of joining group runs and we sometimes plan to run together and catch up for breakfast. Also when you are feeling a little down they will be there to encourage you or even help train with you.

atheletes running in track near the mountain
image from Bowerman track club

7. Running Slows The Process of Aging

Various research studies was able to identify that between group of runners and non runners, those who runs regularly were able to defy the aging process because of overall health improvement, better immune and cholesterol level.

old man running in the road
photo from newsla.com

8. Running Allows To Spend Time Alone

Since running is a solo activity that you can do at your own convenient time it’s a time you can dedicate for yourself. Whether you are facing a decision making or wanted to reflect on something it will give you time to process it. Running can help you come up with a decision or idea that will help you. It allows you to reflect on your goals and dreams in life also it gives you time to be away from your phone.

girl sitting in track
run solo

9. Running Allows You To Enjoy Food

Oh carbs! Who doesn’t love to eat? Because of running you get to enjoy another serving of pasta and some beers. Especially the night before the race and after, you will totally enjoy it aside from you will be able to meet new friends from other places. (Check out my deepdish pizza).

boston runners enjoying pasta
Boston prerace carbo load

10. Running Is Free

Running is almost totally free all you needed is a good pair of running shoes and running clothes if you don’t have one and you can head outside of your house you also wont need to pay for any membership fee like going to the gym although it’s different once you join races which requires payment though it earns you medal after crossing the finish line.

little girl running barefoot
image from unsplash

Now that you read the 10 good reasons to run it’s time for you to lace up those shoes and start to run. Remember you don’t have to go fast you just have to enjoy and you will find your own pace.

Caveat: If you have an existing pre condition it is better to first consult your doctor before starting an activity and it is also important to listen to your body when doing an activity. If you find this article helpful don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll be first to receive the latest article. With the current Covid-19 situation ensure to wear mask after running and run responsibly.


Published by therunningbaker24

A hobbyist by heart. A plantbased runner who enjoys dairy-free baking. I like to run and write on the sideline and recently discovered my fondness of baking and making guilt-free desserts. Just like running I get the same relaxing feeling when I bake.

19 thoughts on “10 Good Reasons To Run

  1. I’ve met my best friends through running, and that’s something I am forever grateful for! Thank you for a great read and for sharing. <3

  2. Love this! All great tips to go out and run, especially for your physical and mental health.

  3. Agree 100% as I sit here waiting for my two besties to go for our morning run. Running also creates long lasting friendships. I’ve been a runner for many years and have enjoyed all of the benefits, even paid for my first two years in college and taught me discipline. Now I’m even more inspired. Thank you.

  4. I’ve been considering running. I seriously didn’t know it affected how you age! So interesting. And considering how much I love carbs, running just might be the thing for me.

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