The benefits of running for absolute beginners

By | February 19, 2015

Whether you take your first tentative steps in running in order to lose a bit of weight, or to achieve a marathon, there are numerous benefits of running, both for your body and soul. Here are some of the reasons you should take up this sport.

Firstly, running is an activity than can be done anywhere! There is no need for fancy equipment or pricey gym memberships – you can literally run from your front door. This of course is a double whammy, as running could save you money – if you already have a gym membership, perhaps taking up running instead could save you the monthly fee.

There is scientific research that suggests that active people are less likely to develop some types of cancer, and women who take up running reduce their likelihood of developing breast cancer by up to 30%.

Alongside the obvious calorie burning effect of running, if you do not wish to lose weight, running gives the opportunity to eat more! Because your body will be burning energy as fuel, in order to maintain your weight, you may be able to get away with eating a little more than previously.