Running is something that I find enjoyable. When I took the time to think about why I liked running, I came up with a list of reasons. Accomplishing a goal, the possibility for improvement, and realizing that you can do more than you thought possible. Running became somewhat of a healthful addiction.
It’s not news that running is healthy; many of the general health benefits from consistent exercise are clear to patients and doctors alike. But the benefits of recommending exercise to prevent or act as therapy for depression and anxiety hadn’t been thoroughly researched until recent years. Now, researchers are examining in detail the unique mental benefits of exercise.