From the behavioral standpoint Running has a antidepressant like effect with a significant drop in stress hormones.
Today I was having a rough morning, I have been signed up to do a 5K virtual run through Race for a cure that I had kept putting off. This particular race was a race to help fight cancer through cancer research. Having lost both of my parents to cancer, this race really touched close to home for me. So this morning I mapped a route and off I went! At the end of my run, my head felt clearer, my heart a little less heavy, and I was stoked to have earned a metal all while raising money for cancer research!
So if you are down, feel like hiding in a cave, or just need to clear your head, get out and get your heart rate up. I promise you will feel better! I always need a little motivation, but I LOVE the way I feel afterwards! Virtual races are a great way to keep yourself motivated on getting out there! Good for your heart and brain in so many ways!
Here is my latest: