By Alpine Fit / April 25, 2022

21 Reasons to Run

What motivates you to lace up your running shoes?

Whether it’s a mountain run with the pup, running with friends, or a solo trail run there are many reasons to be thankful to get out on a run.
But beyond the obvious joy of running, there are 21 additional health reasons to consider if you're ever needing some additional motivation to lace up your running shoes. Here are 21 benefits to running:

  1. Improves digestion
  2. Lowers incidents of breast and colon cancer
  3. Increases energy levels and endurance
  4. Improves mood and cognition
  5. Counters diabetes
  6. Decreases stress
  7. Improves muscle strength
  8. Improves circulation
  9. Improves self-esteem
  10. Improves lipid profiles
  11. Delays Alzheimer & Parkinson’s disease
  12. Improves function in heart failure
  13. Limits obesity
  14. Improves fertility
  15. Prevents hypertension
  16. Improves sleep
  17. Lessens risk and severity of strokes
  18. Improves the health of offspring
  19. Maintains bone density and decreases osteoporosis risk
  20. Maintains joint ability
  21. Strengthens immune system
Why do you love running? What about it brings you joy? Whatever your reason, the ability to run injury-free is something to be grateful for. As always, if you’re struggling with injury or looking to prevent running injuries before they start or worsen, Alpine Fit Physical Therapy can help!

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