The goal of Global Running Day is to get moving and inspire others. If the thought of a “running day” has you running away, change your perspective. If you are an avid runner and want to participate in an endurance race or run a marathon on June 7th, set your goal and reach it. If you have never run a mile, plan to run around the block or perform interval runs. Global Running Day exists to support the sport but also to encourage others to participate in physical activity. Especially as an adult, you are a role model to the next generation. Show them the importance of physical activity, even in short bursts to improve health, maintain healthy weight and enhance mood.
Set Your Goal
The Global Running Day website supports your efforts and wants to know why you run. They are collecting commitment pledges for June 7th stating the reasons why you choose to run. For many, running is a way to:
- Clear the mind
- Lose weight
- Be social
- Improve health
- Reduce stress
- Challenge the body
Others use running as a way to raise donations for favorite charities. Whatever your reasons for participating in Global Running Day, own them and dedicate this day to showing yourself and others how regular physical activity is beneficial.
Benefits of Running
Running is a cardiovascular exercise. It improves your heart’s health, your cardiovascular system function and helps maintain a healthy weight. The increase in circulation and rhythmic nature of running also reduce your stress levels and many times help you work through your problems. You can use running as time alone to gather your thoughts and take a break from socializing or, in contrast, connect with a group of runners to expand your social circle.
If you are new to running, do not feel overwhelmed at the thought of a 5-mile route. You choose your pace and your distance. As a beginner runner, alternate walking intervals with running intervals until you are able to run for a longer distance. For example, walk for one or two minutes and then run for 30 seconds. Use this pattern for 20 minutes at a time.
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