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5 Reasons Why You Should Join a Fun Run

Joining a fun run is exciting! I’ve been doing it since 2010 and had my first full marathon (26.22 miles) back in 2015. I run whenever I can even when I’m on a trip. The beach? Yes! The trail? Absolutely! A foreign city? Well, unless there’s a running event!  

From the aesthetic benefits to mental perks, there’s a slew of benefits specific to running that together make a pretty strong case for anyone to consider becoming a runner. Here are 5 reasons why you should join a fun run.

You should join a fun run because it improves health.

Regular running and jogging is a good way to improve your health and fitness. It provides a great cardiovascular workout and makes the heart stronger. It increases the capacity of the blood circulation and of the respiratory system. This is essential for maintaining good fitness. It also speeds up the digestive system and can help to relieve digestive problems. Many people who live a sedentary lifestyle develop digestive problems that can be improved with a healthier diet and some regular exercise.

You should join a fun run because it helps lose weight.

It is one of the best forms of exercises for losing or maintaining a consistent weight. It burns about 100 calories per mile for a 150-pound person. Because running also builds muscle mass, your resting metabolism will increase, which means that you’ll burn more calories at rest. If you combine running with a healthy diet, you’ll definitely notice a difference in the way you look and feel.

You should join a fun run because it boosts confidence.

Along the same lines as personal appearance, physical fitness has a huge effect on self confidence. If you’re out of shape, you’ll feel insecure, unattractive, and less energetic. By running, you improve your physical appearance, energize yourself, and accomplish something positive. Having the discipline to run or jog not only makes you feel better, it creates positive momentum that you can build on the rest of the day.

You should join a fun run because it relieves stress.

Running can be the perfect distraction when you’re dealing with a difficult situation. And the endorphins your body releases during running can give your mood a natural boost.

You should join a fun run because it gives you a sense of accomplishment.

An accomplishment, even as simple as finishing a good 5 kilometre run is something that you’ve done to the best of your ability, that has taken a certain level of skill, determination or hard work to complete. Not only does it make you ‘feel good’ but also gives you the motivation to reach your goals or aim for bigger goals. 10 KM, anyone?

Have you tried joining in a fun run or how was the experience? Or if you haven’t, would you consider joining one? I’d like to know by commenting below. 

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Polly Amora

Polly Amora is a Filipina businessperson based in Manila, Philippines. She's a life-long learner who is extroverted to the nth degree, speaks 4 languages, loud & talkative, loves adventure: mountains, beach, and the city. Throw her anywhere and she'll manage life like a pro. Ice cream and beer are her weaknesses.

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20 Comments

  1. Jessica Lathrop says:

    This is great! I’ve joined a few fun runs with my kids and it was such fun! The kids loved getting their runners numbers and getting bananas at the end, of all the things. LOL! This post makes me want to sign up for another! Thanks!

  2. Running has so many incredible benefits. I hope to start engaging in more running activities, going forward! Thanks for the gentle reminder.

  3. JulesMaybeTryThis says:

    Yes — I’m with you on this activity. Healthy for you (and for kids, if you drag them along and model healthy living to them).

  4. milaroko says:

    Are you sure? I would die after 2 minutes…

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