More and more, people are choosing to (rightfully) prioritise their health. It is no secret that over the years, health has not always been a top priority for everyone, but the fact that it has continued to become more and more important to people is a testament to the growing awareness of just how important health is to one’s well being. At the end of the day, health is literally the glue that holds an individual’s quality of life together, and when it deteriorates, it can cause some significant health issues. So, as health becomes more and more important, people are becoming more aware and more committed to giving their bodies the nourishment and rejuvenation they need to flourish and thrive. Of course, a large part of that process is in one’s diet, but it is also about physical movement and consistency overall. When it comes to exercise, it is fair to say that every person is different in what they choose to do for their body. We all have different preferences and forms of exercise that ultimately prove themselves to work the best for us, but what is the most ideal form of exercise to start with?
Exercise benefits both the body and the brain. When an individual consistently moves their body, their body adapts and becomes bolder, better, faster, and stronger. Over time, this consistency manifests not only physically, but mentally as well. When you exercise, you are nourishing your body physically which in turn allows you to strengthen your mindset. Many people use exercise as their escape, their happy place where they can turn a negative day around and regain control of their circumstances. They use exercise as their way to keep their bodies moving physically, while assisting their mentality to function at its peak. For some people, going to the gym is the ideal environment for them to pursue consistent exercise. The structure of the gym is reliable and creates a sense of ongoing commitment and achievement when one commits to a consistent personal exercise routine at the gym.
For others, it is all about getting out on their own time and their own terms and getting their daily dose of physical movement. This can be any number of exercises, from hiking and biking, to walking and running. While the gym is ideal for weight training in a structured setting, personalised exercise is fantastic for both weight training and cardio. As far as cardio goes, running has always been a popular form of cardio exercise. However, over the years it has become more and more popular. In fact, a new study out on running indicates that the form of cardio is slowly but surely shifting into place as the leading form of cardio out there, overtaking biking and walking. Why? Because cardio is considered to be the most positively effective form of exercise for an individual to achieve their weight goals and their fitness goals, while allowing them the precious time to listen to a podcast, relax to music while pushing themselves physically, or even to come up with some of their best ideas.
Running is often compared to a drug, for some people – it becomes addictive. But quite the opposite of drugs, the longer you do it, and the more you start to kick your fitness goals in positive ways, the more you are driven to continue the exercise and see how far you can push your body in all the right ways. When results mimic effort – or even better, surpass effort – the individual can up the ante and go from strength to strength, ultimately turning their peak into their turning point and elevating beyond previous expectations. That is the magic of running, at the end of the day – the art of fine-tuning your performance and somehow managing to continue going from strength to strength. Running is the ultimate form of exercise because it achieves all this and so much more. For that reason, it is not difficult at all to understand just why more and more people are taking to running to kick their personal fitness and health goals.
Health is the glue that ultimately holds an individual’s quality of life firmly intact. While over the years, health has not always proven to be a top priority for everyone, it has continued to prove itself immensely valuable time and again, and now it is becoming a top priority more and more often. At the core of overall health achievement and maintenance is of course diet, but it is also about exercise. While weight training is definitely effective, it is cardio that has praised as the core of accomplishment in exercise. And the leading form of cardio exercise out there today is running, both for its effects on the body and the simplicity of the exercise. Running is a great way for the body to push itself physically, as well as being a prime type of exercise in assisting the mentality of an individual through the duration of the exercise. Whether running for fun, as part of one’s exercise routine, or competitively for sport, it remains true and even obvious that running is perhaps the most positively effective form of cardio there is, and its popularity continues to grow all the time.