Running comes with proven cognitive, mental, and general health benefits across all ages. It is an effective weight loss tool, especially when combined with resistance training, as well as a means for improving muscle, bone and joint strength. In general, runners have a 25%-40% reduced risk of premature mortality from any cause and live approximately 3 years longer than non-runners.
Methods of improving running performance include early morning training sessions as well as running in cold weather. It is with lower temperatures that the body adapts and is protected against overheating, which improves running performance.