If you’ve been waiting to finally get out of the gym rut, now is the perfect time to plan out an outdoor weekend run! No matter the incentive, these proven health benefits from our friends at Shape should be enough to get you up and running. Looking for inspiration to lace up and hit the roads, trails, or treadmill this week? Forget trolling Instagram’s plethora of #seenonmyrun #fitspiration. Instead, turn to science. Sure, it’s not quite as glamorous as seeing your impossibly fit frenemy crossing the finish line (in third place) at her latest triathlon, marathon, or beer mile, but the reasons to run go far beyond vanity. Check out these science-backed benefits of running — and then set your sights on your next finish line.
Source: The Health Benefits of Running, According to Science! : PopSugar