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Although the thought of stepping out for a run might fill you with dread, even on a sunny summer’s day, if you really think about it running is better than sex for a variety of reasons. Here are the top 10!
1 – You can choose exactly when you want to do it. Accessibility is one of the huge plus points for running. You don’t need a gym to do it, or a bedroom for that matter. And unlike sex (the sort we are talking about anyway) it’s just you, so there’s no waiting for anyone else.
2 – You can do it as often as you like. Forget getting turned down, again. With running you can do it 7 days a week, although remember that inprovement needs some recovery, so at least a day of rest per week would be a good idea.
3 – You can do it pretty much anywhere, without getting arrested. Again running wins over most other forms of exercise on availability, cetrainly including bedroom antics.
4 – You will burn more calories. The weight bearing nature of running and the sheer impact and shock of it burns more calories than almost any other form of exercise. Especially the type that you get lying down. Obviously the faster you run the more calories you will get through.
5 – You will improve bone density. As above, the weight bearing nature of running and the loads involved means that your body is forced to adapt, including maintaining strong bones.
6 – You can post photos of yourself doing it online. No-one will get upset, even your wife or husband.
7 – No-one will be shocled if you do it in a group. You can even give your car keys to someone else for safe keeping while you do it.
8 – You will get the same, or even more endorphins, putting you in a good mood for the rest of the day. Exercise, especially the higher intensity and weight bearing type, releases feel-good hormones including dopamine and endorphines.
9 – Minimal equipment needed. Unlike fifty shades of grey you don’t need stirrups, hammocks or whips. Just a good pair of trainers and off you go.
10 – It’s actually good for the knees. Forget carpet burns; running, in the vast majority of cases, will improve the strength and stability of your knees, improving connective tissue strength, the strength of supporting muscles, and balance, amongst others.
So even if you have never run before, and feel that it’s not for you, give it a go. There may even be a secret runner in there. If you are a complete beginner or feel you are too heavy for running, just step out and commit to a fast walk. Add in some very short intervals of jogging, build it from there! Remember that running is better than sex.