Running makes you happier. If you’ve been working out regularly, you’ve already discovered it: No matter how good or bad you feel at any given moment, exercise will make you feel better. And even on those days when you have to force yourself out the door, exercise still protects you against anxiety and depression, studies have shown.
Running helps you lose or maintain weight. You know that exercises burns calories while you’re working out. The bonus is that when you exercise, the burn continues after you stop. Studies have shown that regular exercise boosts “afterburn”—that is, the number of calories you burn after exercise.
Running strengthens your knees (and your other joints and bones, too). It’s long been known that running increases bone mass, and even helps prevent age-related bone loss. But chances are, you’ve had family, friends, and strangers warn you that “running is bad for your knees.” Well, science has proven that it’s not. In fact, studies show that running improves knee health,
Running will keep you sharper, even as you age. Worried about “losing it” as you get older? Working out regularly will help you stay “with it.” A 2012 study published in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review concluded that the evidence is insurmountable that regular exercise helps defeat age-related mental decline, particularly functions like task switching, selective attention, and working memory.
Running adds years to your life. Even if you meet just the minimum of amount of physical activity—(30 minutes, 5 times per week), you’ll live longer. (taken from Runners World) ... See MoreSee Less
Our new tent took a shining roll in the photos, and an absolutely lovely quote from our club chair man. Congratulations to all runners that took part in this brilliant event... over 1000 of you and a fantastic showing by our running family! ... See MoreSee Less
Our Pooler club ready for the off at Mic Morris this morning - from first steppers to experienced runners, you all smashed it today!!! #pontypoolrunners #pontypoolanddistrictrunners #lovemyclub #instarunnerswales #micmorris2019 ... See MoreSee Less
Fantastic running by some of our First Steps runners at the Mic Morris 10k. If you are inspired by their achievements why not come and meet us and take your own First Step on Monday’s and Wednesday’s 6.30pm at Pontypool leisure centre. ... See MoreSee Less