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Top 6 Reasons to Run

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Here at Eat Clean Health, we love to run! When it comes to weight loss and physical activity,  nothing comes to close to good ol’ fashion running! Running is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories and get fit without spending hours of time or thousands of dollars at the gym.

For those that need a little extra inspiration to hit the trails, here are the Top 6 Reasons to Run:

Boost Resting Metabolic Burn: Running boosts your metabolism even after you’ve stopped running. The metabolic burn that results from running keeps your at-rest energy expenditure at a higher level than that of other exercise.A female road runner runs down a road at dusk at Independence Pass.

Stress Less: Intense or vigorous exercise helps wards off anxiety, irritability and even depression. A quick 30 minute run is all you need to reap the benefits.

Active Sex Life: That’s right. Sweating it out can improve sexual desire, function and activity. Double the benefits by getting your partner to run with you.

Save Time: Running is one of the highest calorie burning activities around, helping you workout smarter, not harder.  No need to schedule 2 hours of gym time when you can burn 10+ calories a minutes running.

Immediacy: You don’t need a gym membership, an at-home video, or fancy gadgets to run; you just need yourself and a pair of shoes. You can run anywhere, anytime, with anyone. Or alone. Just put one foot in front of the other and voila! Fitness, endorphins, and health result!

Euphoria: Scientist have discovered that morphine-like chemicals get released in the brain from moderate to intense sweat sessions. Even if it seems like a battle at first, stick with it and by the end, your body will be begging for more. Or at the very least, your energy will increase, your emotions elated and your mood will be lifted!

For additional support, information, and recipes related to clean eating, balanced nutrition, and healthy lifestyle, visit Eat Clean Health and don’t forget to sign up for the Eat Clean Health  monthly newsletter.

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Author: eat.clean.health.

Jodi Geigle is a board certified nutrition and wellness professional highly experienced in nutrition counseling, wellness program creation, effective client behavior modification, corporate wellness and large scale team leadership with an emphasis in operations, technology and start up culture. Jodi has been featured in Women's Running, Active.com and MindBodyGreen.

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