Thursday, March 19, 2009

Why Run?

Do you ever wonder why so many people run? Your answer could lie deep within the endless benefits that are associated with running. Millions of people run and relate to the physical benefits, but it also holds an array of hidden psychological ones.

Running requires a great deal of energy. In less than an hour, you can burn off at least 500 calories, which will assist you in reaching your ideal body weight. People who run on a regular basis are pushing their muscles and bones, which help decrease bone and muscle loss as people age.

Running lifts your spirits and improves your attitude through a process popularly termed, “runner’s high” by releasing endorphins that cause a sense of euphoria or happiness. Taking a quick jog during your lunch break can help elevate your sour morning mood. By running to work or around the block to visit a friend, you are helping the environment as well as getting a good workout.

And…running can benefit the Aquarium! Register for the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher’s 5k Race for the Planet Seahorse Sprint on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 8:00 am. The race starts and ends at the Aquarium. All the proceeds benefit the education programs at the Aquarium. Visit for more information.

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