30 minutes of running can transform your mind, body, and soul. You have heard this before many a time. But has there been any change in your sedentary lifestyle? No, not really! But I am sure after reading these 10 instant magical benefits of running, backed by hundreds of scientific studies, you are certainly going to hit the track!

 1. Boost the mood instantly:

Running is scientifically proven to uplift the mood instantly. Bad mood is neither good for you nor for the people around you. You have got to get out of the mood of self-pity, get out and hit the ground and see how your mood changes for good!

2. Gets you out of depression:

Running and exercising is part of many anti-depression treatment regimes for the simple fact that running induces the release of serotonin, which is a feel-good hormone, and that helps in eliminating the depressive behavior.

 3. Helps you handle stress better

Running can immediately reduce the activity in the prefrontal cortex. This decreases the stress level and that helps you stop overthinking. Which in turn, helps you plan things more rationally, without getting panicked.

4. Helps to tackle the anxiety disorder

Through carbon-dioxide challenge test, the scientists have found that more physically active people, like the ones who run regularly, are less likely to panic under fearful situations even they had high anxiety sensitivity. In simple words, the more your run, you are more likely to remain calm and composed under pressure situations!

5. Keeps your blood pressure under check:

Many studies have concluded that regular running is one of the most potent non-pharmalogical (drug free) treatment for the people with high blood pressure.

6. Keeps your blood pressure under check:

Running magically brings down the sugar levels instantly simply because the muscles gobble up the available glucose during the running sessions.

7. Improves metabolism:

Running, coupled with other stretching exercises (for about 45 minutes) will help in boosting the metabolism for the next few hours. No wonder people who run daily have a good diet. Good metabolism means good over all physical and mental health!

8. Improves confidence and self-esteem:

Dozens of studies prove that people who run or exercise regularly have a high self-esteem and confidence. And people with high degree of confidence are successful in different endeavors of life!

9. Improves memory and makes you sharper:

Studies show that running results in increased cortisol levels which helps in better memorization. Results have also proven that aerobic exercise, like running, increases BDNF, or brain-derived neurotrophic factor, a protein produced inside nerve cells. This helps in boosting memory.

10. Burn calories even after 14 hours:

Everyone knows that running will burn calories from the body but there is a secret that very few people might know. You keep on burning calories up to 190, to be precise, even after you stopped running in next 14 hours! Now, that's a magic! Isn't it?

See you on the track!

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Author's Bio: 

Huddleston Approach April 14th of 1998 was my awakening moment. I experienced a quantum shift in paradigms. I went from disbelieving to believing. The power of believing has had a tremendous impact on my life. I feel that I am empowered to share all that I have learned with the world. I began my new-found journey of self-development. I picked up every book that interested me. I began to take college courses and listen intently to the doers that surrounded me. I found that there were two types of people in this world. There were lookers and doers. Lookers were just that; they were looking at the doers do it. After many years I realized that 95% of the people in the world were lookers and only 5% of the people were doers. A millionaire friend of mine told me something that stuck with me ever since. He told me that there is no competition in the world but the competition that you create for yourself. He also stated that 90% of all the people in the world will never even try to accomplish one of their dreams in their life time. He also stated that only 5% of the people in the world will try something one time and if they fail they will never try anything else for the rest of their life. Here is the kicker; He said that the last 5% of the people of the world will try something more than once and that is why they become successful over time. They never give up and they learn from their failures and/or life lessons. After obtaining two Ph.D.'s in psychology and counseling and a Bachelor's degree in business administration and obtaining my life and health licenses and series 6 and 63 licenses, I feel that I had only scratched the surface of what I was capable of accomplishing. I know without a doubt in my mind that you become what you think about all the time and if you think about nothing you in all actuality become nothing. Most people must get over the fear of living. My new-found dream is to help everyone that will listen to become all that they have ever dreamed of becoming. Some people call what I do for people life coaching. Whatever it is that I do for people, I truly love doing it.