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10 Mental Health Benefits to Running!

Updated: Mar 24, 2019




  1. It decreases the symptoms of depression. Yup, those endorphins!

  2. Running improves your learning abilities! That means, you can absorb more, and check your feelings too! It also sharpens your memory! Quick on your feet, quick on the brain πŸ§ πŸ’ƒ

  3. You can listen to podcasts. A good one to listen to is a get your mind right podcast, The Black New York.

  4. It alleviates anxiety! THANK GAWD! Because anxiety is a biotch and too many of us know it too well. Can I get a β€œdeadass” ?

  5. Running protects the brain from aging! Going back to that keeping the brain sharp. It goes hand in hand with sharpness. Plus, studies show a lower rate of brain shrinkage on subjects who were physically active!

  6. Helps you sleep 😴 better. We know why that’s necessary. Goodbye stress and dark circles.

  7. It boosts your self-esteem. You deserve that for sure.

  8. It increases your creativity! Outdoor runs especially. Imagine how many more thoughts you’d have if you gave yourself that space in ever changing locations DAILY.

  9. It helps the brain heal from substance abuse. Yes, that means after a night of drinking too much, a run or jog, while you might not have the energy, will help you bounce back. No more hangovers!

  10. It decreases cravings for unhealthy foods and substances. Thank gawd because we're thinking about donuts... right.. now...


[ This list was brought to you by @runcompetitor + @theblacknewyork ]

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