How Running Can Boost Your Mood

July 12th, 2022

Does your mood need a boost? Start running! Not only does this cardiovascular exercise help maintain a healthy weight and provide other physical benefits, but it can also have a positive effect on your moods, cognitive function, and sleep quality. Keep reading to learn how running has been scientifically proven to make you a happier, more positive person.

Running provides stress relief. Running is a great way to relieve stress as it lowers levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) and boosts levels of serotonin (the happy hormone). This is a game changer for anyone who suffers from mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.

Running can improve your mood. As noted above, running increases serotonin levels, which makes you feel happier and more optimistic. Running also releases endorphins, thus decreasing anxiety, depression, and anger.

Running keeps you motivated and focused. Need some help in the self-discipline department? Running can help! Because running improves your overall physical and mental health, you are more likely to stay motivated and focused.

Running is a low-cost exercise option. Inflation got you strapped for cash? You’re not alone! That’s why more and more people are hitting the streets to lose weight and stay in shape. Running is an easy, accessible, and inexpensive form of exercise that you can do on your own, in a small group, or with an entire social running club!

Running provides a sense of accomplishment. Another great thing about running is that there are no limits to how far or fast you can go. Whether you hit a PR for speed and distance or you simply crossed the finish line of a race that was way out of your comfort zone, you will feel an incredible sense of accomplishment!

Driven Fit + Sponaugle – Tampa’s Top Fitness and Wellness Center

Come run with us! At Driven Fit + Sponaugle, we offer a run coaching program headed by our amazing personal trainers.  Now you can hit the ground running (pun intended…ha!) with our training app that provides immediate access to recommended daily mileage based on your level and goals.

To learn more about this program or other services offered at our South Tampa fitness and wellness center, please call (813) 440-3016 or text (813) 576-1160 to book an appointment.



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