6 benefits of running for just 30 minutes
Studies across the board show that running for just 15 to 30 minutes will kick start your metabolism and burn some serious fat, both during and after the exercise itself.
(You’ll also keep burning fat long after your run.)
CATCH A RUNNER’S HIGH
Running makes you feel good. Just 10 minutes of aerobic exercise releases a large amount of the mood boosting endorphins responsible for “runner’s high”
Regular running has countless long term effects on your mental health, from decreased stress and anxiety to improved energy levels
BURN THOSE CALORIES
One 30 minute run is guaranteed to burn between 200 to 500 calories. That’s a fantastic step forwards to your weight loss goal….Or a guilt free guilty pleasure that day…Or splitting the bottle instead of having a glass! Whatever your goals and priorities are, calorie wiggle room is always good news!
SLEEP LIKE A… RUNNER
When you start running regularly for 30 minutes, you’ll see your sleep improve significantly.
That’s true for both quality and quantity: you’ll both fall asleep faster and spend more time in those deep sleep stages which are crucial for physical recovery.
LOOK BETTER, FEEL STRONGER
If you can run 3 to 5 days a week for 30 minutes, the internal health benefits will show on the surface, too.
You’ll soon see effects like more defined muscles, pounds off the scale, and clearer, healthier skin. Your muscles will be stronger too, so you can get more out of those gym sessions.
…AND LIVE LONGER?
Studies show the fitness level you achieve from regular, shorter runs can add years to your life expectancy.
It can improve circulation, lower blood pressure, a better balance of good and bad cholesterol, lower stress hormones. Your quality of life will also be higher: a basic level of fitness has been linked consistently to better brain and memory function in later years.