I feel Great.

Today I went for my first run for a pretty long time and was surprised at how fit I was as I completed 5k in 35 minutes, actually I was shocked. But doing a lot of walking and riding I guess that has contributed to my overall fitness. I’m wanting to participate in the Great East Anglian Run this year and it’s a 10k one so need to get out there. I forgot the feeling of euphoria you get after running, I feel bloody amazing! I would definitely recommend it to help with mental health as well improve fitness and help with weight loss or weight management. ( please visit your primary physician before undergoing high impact exercise for the first time especially if you have health conditions)

I believe I did write in previous posts the importance exercise has on mental wellbeing as well as physical, and I will encourage people to go out and have a walk or do yoga if your having a bad day because it can make all the difference your wellbeing.

The benefits of running are great:

  1. It boosts your confidence.
  2. Helps with weight loss ( alongside a healthy diet)
  3. Relieves stress- yes it does!
  4. Can help eliminate depression ( of course alongside any therapy and medication you are prescribed for your physiological wellbeing)
  5. It’s a killer leg work out ( I’m now starting to ache)
  6. Actually helps prevent cardiovascular diseases.
  7. Runners high is great!
  8. And best of all it’s free and you need are some quality running trainers!

Not to shabby eh? Oh and some calories can be burnt too.

Karina ❤️

Author: karinao86

Mother of 3 boys, wife to one man and lover of horses. Mental health sufferer in recovery.

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