Can running help your mood?

Posted on November 14, 2013

Now the sun is rising earlier and the days are warming up, it's time to take advantage of the gorgeous mornings by lacing up. Your body and your health will thank you.

Running has a positive impact on both your physical and mental health, according to exercise and Sports Science Australia spokesperson Vanessa Rice.

"Physical benefits can include reducing or controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels," she explains.

"It can help with insulin and glucose levels as related to the prevention and/or management of diabetes."

Ms Rice says each run also releases feel-good hormones known as endorphins, which can help with depression and anxiety and can lift your mood.

Category(s):Anxiety, Depression

Source material from The West

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