Running is regularly enjoyed by millions of people because it's both good for you and accessible. All you really need is a good pair of running shoes and the willingness to get started.

Running may seem so simple that preparing to start a running routine may sound silly. But learning more about proper running form, how running can help you reach your health goals, how to stay well while running, and more can go a long way in helping you get the most of your new habit.

Benefits of Running

The majority of people who run casually do it for the physical, social, and mental benefits it brings. It also has a "low bar of entry"—you don't need any fancy equipment, it's relatively inexpensive, and you can do it almost anywhere. It's also an activity that spans ages; it's never too late to start running, as many people who have take up the sport do so in their 50s, 60s, and even 70s.

Here are some of the many other reasons why people choose running:

It's one of the most efficient ways to achieve aerobic fitness.

Running burns a lot of calories and is a smart strategy for weight loss.

It's an excellent stress reliever.

You can run by yourself for some peace and alone time, or with others for social interaction.

You release endorphins when running and (sometimes) experience a runner’s high.

You achieve better overall health with improvements such as higher lung capacity, increased metabolism, lower total cholesterol levels, increased energy, and decreased risk of osteoporosis.

Ideal Running Heart Rate

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Running Training Plan

Following a plan can make your running more effective and enjoyable. Training program for improving speed and endurance. Find the right training plan to ensure you're ready for race day.......

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