4 Reasons to Start Running

With a mere two weeks to go before the start of the Two Oceans ultra-marathon and the extremely popular Two Oceans half marathon, you may be seeing a number of runners out on the road as the put the final touches to their training for these iconic events.

If you’re not out with them, here are four reasons why you should start running today. Who knows? You could possibly be lining up with those runners at next year’s race.

  1. It’s one of the fastest ways to get fit because running is a high-intensity exercise, so it gives your cardiovascular system a tough workout. This results in faster gains in fitness if you train regularly.
  2. The requirements for getting started are minimal. A good pair of running shoes and comfortable running gear – the technical sponsor of Two Oceans, adidas have a wide range of running shoes and apparel to meet all your running requirements – and a safe place to run are all you really need.
  3. It’s a simple form of exercise so almost anyone can participate. All you need is a sensible programme, a high level of commitment and regular training.
  4. It’s one of the most effective methods of exercise to help people lose and control their weight, improve their health, and reduce stress and control anxiety.

Author: Mariska du Plessis

Mariska is the editor of Fitness Magazine, a writer, photographer, videographer and Wellness Blogger.

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