Firstly, congratulations on making that decision to get off the couch, start fundraising and taking on a charity run. Charity running is an exciting and rewarding way to raise money for wonderful causes in need of your help. But did you know that participating in charity runs may also prove to be your own lifer?
The benefits of running & regular exercise are widely known and recently there have been huge campaigns globally to reduce the growing problem of obesity. Running is one of the most effective forms of exercise (especially for those time starved individuals) and precautions against becoming overweight.
Lack of regular exercise and becoming overweight increases the risk of many life threatening conditions including breathing problems, particular cancers, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, liver malfunctioning, osteoporosis and arthritis. Fundraising for your charity running event is a challenging way to improve the quality of life of those in need by raising money whilst training for the charity run. In addition the benefits to your personal health are infinite, a combination of weight loss, toned, strong muscles and most importantly a healthy heart and lung system.
Charity running is one of the most gratifying experiences, knowing that by getting off the couch you are taking your first step to make beneficial changes for those who are less fortunate. Coupling your training with your fundraising will not only make you feel much better in yourself, it will also make you feel much better about yourself. Did you also know that running promotes clarity of the mind? What are you waiting for - don those new running shoes! Finally you are running, your healthy heart is pumping and those creative juices are flowing - a perfect time to come up with some great fundraising ideas.
Sign up for a charity run today to improve your health, mind and make changes for the benefit of others. The healthier you are the less likely you are to need the support of one of the great charities on this website.