You have probably experienced the mood enhancement from walking, even in dreary environments. It seems to be connected with our erstwhile hunt for food, that had a positive effect on us. While we have a propensity for idleness, we always feel better when we are active.
Running helps us even more: it improves our executive function, boosts cognitive flexibility and quietens the mind, all great for a better day of work!
The recent BBC documentary about running a marathon shows how much of an impact running can have on our mental health too. Watch the trailer for Mind Over Marathon.
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