Running is a great cardio workout which helps aid weight loss alongside a healthy eating plan, but there are plenty more reasons why one should put on one's running shoes.
There's a reason Bollywood celebrities don't shy away from putting on their favourite running shoes and running a marathon. Here are 6 easy-breezy ways running can make you look like your favourite celebrity:
1. It doesn't cost you anything
You can run anywhere you like to, and it doesn't cost you anything. Just pick your destination and head to it. It isn't always about expensive gyms, all you need is good training gear. Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoo, John Abraham - none of them miss their morning cardio.
2. You become more social
Struggle to find the time to see your friends and fit everything else in your life, then combine the two. You don't even have to take new friends, look for running groups and make friends with like-minded people. Celebs have their trainers to give them company, you just need a good buddy.
3. You burn fat whilst still
Running helps to boost your metabolism and keep it going whilst you're not moving. So after a run, you're still burning calories. Contrary to popular belief, celebs don't spend all their waking hours in the gym.
4. Gives you an energy boost
All exercise increases energy levels. Just one running session can increase your levels and chip away at fatigue. If you have to look fresh all day, shoot through the day, there's nothing better than a quick sprint.
5. Improves your self-esteem
Running will not only increase energy levels, but your self-esteem too. If you run outside you're more likely to feel better post-workout than those who had unpleasant scenery. What's better than a celeb like body and flawless skin to make you feel like a million bucks?
6. Watch the stress fall behind
As you run you'll see the stress fall behind. It boosts the brains serotonin levels and research has indicated that regular exercise might actually remodel the brain making it calmer.
What's your favourite type of exercise? Do you love running? Tell us in the comments below.