Getting healthy takes hard work and discipline. Countries all over the world make efforts for humans to be in the pink. Encouraging people to exercise doesn’t always seem to work. The good news is, there is an endeavor that has caught the attention of almost everybody, including celebrities; and it is joining marathons or fun runs.
It is noticeable that even Cebuanos are getting into the trend of running. The Cebu City Sports Complex oval is always packed with joggers and runners sweating their way to a healthy life. There has been a great response to marathon and fun run events here in the metro. Some running events even support causes like Milo’s 34th National Marathon which provides underprivileged children with running shoes. Milo’s Cebu elimination, which provided 400 running shoes to students of Tejero Elementary School, was held last Sept. 5 at the Cebu City Sports Complex.
Why should one choose running? Everybody can run, even kids. It doesn’t need any kind of equipment. People get discouraged to play sports because they require skills plus vigorous trainings. Running is different. Mainly, when you run, it’s free. There is no need to enroll for gym memberships or buy exercise equipment. You may do it at your own pace and time. It doesn’t matter if you have not run in years. It is never too late to start. One of the benefits of running, especially outdoors is that it can relieve stress because fresh air revitalizes the mind and the body. As one runs, the heart pumps blood more efficiently around the body and brain. Running is good for the heart as it reduces blood pressure and it can lower the risk of cancer. It is also a great way to lose weight since it helps control body fat, resulting to toned and strengthened muscles. It also maintains bone density and lowers the risk of osteoporosis
For those who want to run to a healthy lifestyle, the upcoming fun run is Glamour Run on September 19, 2010 (Sunday) at the Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu. You may register at RUNNR Ayala Center, Abellana Sports Complex and Nike BTC. The registration fee is P250 for regular registration and P300 for onsite registration.