5 reasons to start running today

Every year, around 800 marathons take place around the world. They attract millions of participants, many of whom have to travel thousands of kilometers to attend. Why? Here are 5 reasons to start running today and challenge yourself at the Big Hearts Marathon in September.

Reason #1: Health

Constant running at a moderate pace strengthens almost all organs and systems and makes you more resistant. Practicing regularly helps you shed extra pounds and improve the condition of your lungs and cardiovascular system. Thanks to increased blood supply, many people manage to get rid of muscle stiffness, and with it, chronic pain. Your system will gain!

Reason #2: Psychological well-being

While running, your body produces endorphins, which help relieve stress and anxiety. No wonder running has been called the easiest cure for depression. For many, it's a kind of meditation, a chance to be alone with yourself and structure your thoughts. So running is a natural brain stimulant that helps you focus and do better at what you do.
Reason #3: Motivation

Everyone has their own motivation for running, but absolutely all marathoners can name the main reasons that drive them to run again and again. These are: satisfaction, pride, joy, a sense of accomplishment, and overcoming their own physical limits.

Reason #4: Willpower

Running strengthens not only your body but also your mind. If you start practicing running, you overcome laziness and therefore train your willpower. At the same time, it increases your self-esteem, emotional stability and goodwill. Running a marathon becomes an important event in your life. It is a challenge that you overcome, and once you have overcome it, you begin to feel strong and confident, and you see this victory as the main source of your future achievements. Often, overcoming the marathon distance kicks off a series of other achievements - career and personal.
Reason #5: Emotions

The marathon is a celebration. When thousands of like-minded people, united by a passion for the sport, line up at the Start line, the energy is simply unbelievable! What other event can make you feel the same level of excitement and enthusiasm? That's why many people, after taking part in a marathon, do their best to make it to other such events.

However, many say that the first race is the most important. Give it a try! Choose between 5, 10, 21 or 42 kilometers, register and start training! The road to victory starts with the first step.