Running has fantastic health benefits. Not only does it help to keep you fit; reduce blood pressure and regulate stress levels; and boost your mood but, interestingly, new research shows that it can dramatically improve your memory. A recent study showed that, when groups of non-runners and runners were asked to recall information (e.g. routes on a map) that they had been given earlier in the day before being distracted by the researchers with other tasks, the runners demonstrated a substantially more accurate recall. Combine this with the fact that enjoying nature and smelling natural scents like pine, freshly cut grass and lavender can contribute to elevated feelings of happiness and help to prevent depression and there’s nothing more to say…. Where are our running shoes??
Running is a high impact activity so it’s important to wear running shoes specifically designed to combat this high impact and provide the correct support so that you don’t injure your Achilles heel, tendons or worse. Here are our top 3 running shoes as recommended by Personal Trainer Scott Laidler.
We love these trainers because they can be personalized any way you like – whether it’s adding reflective treatments to the sole so that you can be safely seen during evening runs or adding your favourite motivational quote, they look great.