As the weather beings to improve (hopefully) many people will shift their attention and bodies from the couch, gym, and yoga studios to the street, trails, and track. Running has so many physical benefits, but the mental benefits often lack understanding. I often encourage my clients to run or engage in some activity that raises the heart rate. Running has been proven to alleviate the painful symptoms of depression and anxiety, while boosting self-esteem and confidence. The article below explains how running helps the brain grow new neurons, improve memory, assist emotional regulation, provide clarity, and help with executive functioning.
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