I have been a runner for many years. It has helped me through many ups and downs. Relationship break-ups, moving countries, losing my job, making friends… and then meeting my gorgeous husband (luckily a runner too!).
Running has given me the opportunity to manage the huge number of stresses in my life and allow me to feel confident about myself. So when I hear of people embracing running as their ‘happy pill’, I truly get it! The psychological benefits far outweigh the physical benefits of running. Which is why so many women are lacing up their trainers and hitting the paths/trails.
With so many mental and physical benefits, let running become YOUR happy pill.
Top 5 health benefits of running
- Maintain healthy weight
- Strengthen muscles, ligaments and joints
- Prevents heart disease, stroke and diabetes
- Builds strong bones – decreasing risk of osteoarthritis
- Lowers blood pressure, raises good cholesterol, boosts immunity system
Top 5 psychological benefits of running
- Controls depression
- Manages stress
- Improves self-esteem
- Manages fatigue
- Achievement of achieving a goal
I was never ‘taught’ to run in my early years. In fact, I was a firm believer that you could not change your running style. I was SO wrong! 360 degree turn later, I can now confidently say that running can indeed be taught. Once you have the tools and knowledge, you can embrace proper running technique. And so begins your love affair for running.
What is covered in our 5km-FIT learn-to-run program?
|– Assumes a low fitness base|
|– Progresses slowly and steadily|
|– Alternates between walking and running|
|– Focuses on correct technique – running style|
|– 7-10-week structured program|
|– Supportive private on-line community|
|– Explore important topics relating to running, i.e. shoes, safety, injuries, more|
Running shows the mind who’s boss.
If you’ve ever thought about running, let this be your sign. We would like to invite you to join us for a FREE taster session to show you the benefits of running. We have had over 100+ women complete our learn-to-run program and who are now running on a regular basis. Some have even gone on to run half-marathons and marathons. This could be you.
Are you ready to take the next step?
~ Debbie Solms | Beauty of Exercise