You’ll feel energizediStock/todor tsvetkov
“After I started running, I had way more energy and I would even wake up at 5:30 a.m. to get it in before work,” says Dawn Hood, CPT, RYT, studio manager of Embody Health in Kirkland, Washington. “Even though I was getting up so early, I stayed energized all day!” (Check out these habits your 80-year old self will thank you for.)
You’ll start eating healthier (without even trying!)iStock/franckreporter
One of the many benefits of running is that you naturally start to eat a bit healthier because you start to care about how your diet choices will impact your running performance. “When I started running longer distances, I was hungry all the time, but because I was doing so much work I really started thinking about how to fuel my body,” says Hood. “I knew if I had chips for dinner, I would not have the energy for my run.” Check out these 31 healthy snack ideas.