How running can support your wellbeing
In recent years, the importance of mental health, as well as physical health, has been thrown into sharp relief – and one bright light that continues to guide people through testing times is running.
Ask any runner why they do the sport and the answer will often be related to their mental health, whether they realise it or not. Whether it's for ‘me time’, ‘headspace’ or simply to ‘blow away the cobwebs’, running – and regular aerobic exercise in general – reaps many rewards when it comes to our mental wellbeing.
And the experts agree! The mental health of our participants, supporters and partners is a priority for us, which is why we've taken a closer look at the science behind some of the most commonly-cited mental health benefits of running and asked those in the know for their tips...