You know the feeling: One day, you decide to run at exactly 6 a.m. every morning and before you know it, you’re admonishing yourself because you missed your regularly-scheduled morning run. Congratulations. You’ve become a willing participant in a routine that has some of the best and worst benefits a runner can experience. Habits, notes Dr. Bernard J. Luskin, writing for “Psychology Today,” put the mind into a continual loop that becomes instilled in our brains. The acquisition of habits is so subtle, most people don’t even realise they’re taking hold because routine is comforting, predictable and reassuring. Even the process of acquiring the habit is predictable: It starts as a cue (I will run each day at the same time), becomes routine (you don’t think twice about changing the time slot) and delivers a reward (look how awesome I am keeping to my schedule!). You’re hooked. Welcome to the club!
help to build strong bones, as it is a weight bearing exercise.
improve cardiovascular fitness.
burn plenty of kilojoules.
help maintain a healthy weight.
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