Today, June 5th is National Running Day!
For years, people have been running for a number of different reasons. Whether it is to lose weight, win a medal, or as a means of escape, everyone has a very specific motivation to run.
One of the main reasons National Running Day was established was to celebrate the love of running, as well as to instill the passion in others. For many, the road to exercising and losing weight begins with walking, jogging, or running. It is the simplest form of exercise and doesn’t take much equipment or cost to do. In addition, the reward you get from running is not just physical health, but mental health as well. The endorphin high you get after a nice run not only helps you feel great, but further encourages this positive and healthy habit.
Whether you need personal motivation to begin, or you are trying to encourage others to start, running in groups always helps. Find a friend or group of like-minded individuals who share the same goals. The most important thing is to make running fun and not see it as a chore or obligation. Have friendly competitions, get matching gear, wear cool bright-colored running sleeves and have a team color. There are many ways to inspire the love for running in others, you just have to find what that is for yourself! So from the staff at Legsmart, Happy Running!