3 Benefits of a Running Community
You may have never considered joining a running community before, but after reading about these benefits you certainly will. Running is an excellent fitness catharsis and when you join a running community, you will meet many other people who enjoy it as much as you do. Here are three surprise benefits of joining one.
A Better Work Out
There are scientific studies done that actually prove humans push themselves harder when working out (or doing any other activity) while they are surrounded by other humans. So instead of working out or going for a run on your own, get involved with a partner or group of runners to push yourself and get a more rewarding work out. You will quickly find yourself becoming a better runner with more dedication and energy because you are getting it from your fellow runners.
A running community means ditching the “all work, no play” method of exercising. Joining one is just one more way to get involved with other people who have interests similar to yours. And having common interests with others is the basis for new friendships.
It’s Welcoming for Beginners
You don’t have to be some sort of star track athlete to join a running community. When you become a part of one, you will be exposed to runners at all different levels. You will not have to feel embarrassed at all if you are just starting out because you will be surrounded with others who are just starting out as well!