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Running has many physical and mental health benefits. But you may be wondering what are the benefits for mental health when running? Running has been shown to improve symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. It also encourages the distribution of ‘feel good’ hormones and endorphins in the body. In these guides we’ll share tips on running for mental health and answer key questions such as why is running good for mental health and what does running do for your mental health.

Run a mile a day challenge: The amazing benefits of running a mile a day

We all know about the life-changing benefits of running and the positive impact it can have on your physical and mental health, including improvements in your mood and energy levels. These are just some of the reasons why you should be running a mile a day. During a time when it seems a lot of …

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Running by feel: 5 life-changing benefits of running without a watch

Many runners consider running with a watch sacrilege. Pace, heart rate and distance tracking are all important when it comes to running. Running by feel, however, is an entirely different story,  Running by feel is basically when you run without any sort of GPS tracking. You may be surprised to hear that there are many …

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Run happy: 6 mental health benefits of running

There are many mental health benefits of running and it’s a great way to improve your overall health and happiness. There’s no wonder then that many people have taken up running over the last 12 months to improve their overall health and wellbeing. According to a 2020 study on the impacts of the pandemic on …

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How to recover after a bad run: 8 ways to bounce back

Despite all the training, every run is not going to be an amazing experience. Beginner and advanced runners alike know what a bad run feels like, but there are ways to bounce back and recover after a bad run.  After days, months and weeks of training, you may feel frustrated and even disheartened to find …

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7 actionable tips for running in the morning

Many runners have a love/hate relationship with running in the morning. Some runners love it, whilst others can’t stand the thought of it. Whatever camp you fall into, there are some actionable tips to make running in the morning that much easier. We all know that running in the morning, however beneficial, is not an …

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5 practicable tips to keep your running motivation during the pandemic

With face masks, social distancing, cancelled races and no Parkrun, it can be hard to keep your running motivation during the pandemic as we get used to the ‘new normal’.  If you’re struggling to keep your running motivation during the pandemic, then take solace in the fact that you’re not alone. Many runners will tell …

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Self-confidence and athletic performance: The one tip that professional athletes swear by

Self-confidence and athletic performance are intrinsically linked. You may feel your confidence comes and goes like the wind. One week you feel on top of the world, the next you struggle to even get out of the door. You’re not alone when it comes to self-confidence and athletic performance. Even elite and professional athletes have …

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Is running good for you? 12 amazing benefits of running for the body and mind

There’s no doubt that once you get used to it, running feels great. The ability to get outdoors in the fresh air is great for your body and mind. But what are the benefits of running for your physical and mental health? Over the years I’ve heard all the reasons under the sun as to …

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How to believe in yourself: Running and self confidence

Running and self confidence go hand in hand. Whether you’re a beginner runner or more advanced, it’s only natural to doubt your abilities as a runner. I’ve heard this so many times from beginner runners. It saddens me to think that people think they have to run a certain amount of miles or run their …

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