5 Reasons to Run in the Morning
The benefits of a morning run are undeniable, as this activity can help start your day on a positive note. We all know that it is the most tempting thing in the world to say “just 5 more minutes” until you actually have to get up and hustle in order to make it to work on time. However, getting up early and setting your alarm to run in the morning is beneficial for you physically, mentally, and emotionally. There is nothing better than listening to the sounds of nature or music through your headphones and being productive in the morning. I am going to give you my top five reasons to run and why I run every morning.
1. Stress Relief.
Running releases endorphins leaving you feeling less stressed. The start of your day sets the mood for the rest of the day and a morning run sets the pace of your day to be productive and in a positive mindset and mood. If you keep a consistent run every morning then you will be more pleasant to be around humans and feel much happier throughout the day.
2. Improves Focus.
Studies show that vigorous exercise, like running, activates the prefrontal and occipital cortexes. These parts of the brain are associated with “executive control”, which helps you regulate your emotions and enables you to focus on a specific task better.
3. You’re Less Prone to Freak Out.
On days when you feel as though the world is ending and you are very cranky, running can transform this morning monster. Running has powerful effects on mental health and depression.
4. The Sunrise.
What is more peaceful than a beautiful sunrise at a park? The air is crisp and there is something tranquil about running before most of the world is awake and the roads are less crowded.
You will learn to actually follow through with things that you want to conquer and complete. You will learn how to consistently discipline yourself and do that thing everyday. For example, you can use this learning to make yourself buy healthy foods at the grocery store, finish your big work projects on time, or watch that documentary on Netflix that you have been wanting to watch. Consistently taking time for that morning run can teach you things that even the internet can’t.
These are my top five reasons why I run every morning… Do you want to feel more focused and less stressed? Try running tomorrow morning! Set your alarm an hour earlier, put your running shoes on, and get out there and run! What are you waiting for?!Click on the photo to read ‘5 Ways to be Kind to Yourself’!
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