NATURAL RUNNING - LEARNING TO ENJOY, NOT ENDURE
Many people will tell you that running hurts, and they are right!
With reports stating that around 80% of runners will suffer from a running-related injury at some point, you could be forgiven for questioning whether running is something that people do as a form of punishment, to work off over indulgence, or to counterbalance being sedentary for much of their day. It doesn’t have to be that way though.
FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR LIFE BY EXERCISING IN NATURE
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks…and into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” – John Muir
Whether you’re suffering from a low mood, anxiety or depression or if you’re experiencing the heartbreak of losing someone you loved, running or walking outdoors in a natural setting can help you feel better in many ways.
Run outdoors to lift your mood and stimulate creative thinking
According to a 2010 study, when we experience heartbreak, our brain’s response is similar to that of cocaine withdrawal. In other words, you need all the feel-good chemicals you can get to counteract this feeling of withdrawal.
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Written by Rebecca Lewis for Nourish The Guide