Running Can Help Offset Stress

Running and stress hormones 

Running is said to "burn off" cortisol, which your adrenal glands release during stress to raise blood sugar and give you energy to fight or flee.

Running and stress hormones 

Some say you need to exercise to metabolize these stress chemicals, even if you're merely jogging.

Running can increase mood-boosting hormones 

Running raises cortisol and dopamine and serotonin, according to the same review research.

Running can increase mood-boosting hormones 

Then there's the post-run runner's high, a brief sensation of elation.

Running promotes self esteem 

Running boosts self-esteem as well as neurochemicals.

Running promotes self estee

Once you hit the trail and start losing weight and building strength and stamina.

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