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14 People On Why Running Truly Is The Best Way To Relieve Stress (Photos)

It's a new year, meaning many of us are in “fresh start” mode. We're sipping on green smoothies, we're actually going to yoga and maybe we've even started to meditate.

And maybe — just maybe! — we've resolved to start running.

If that's you, you're off to a great start. Running is full of benefits: It prevents disease, elevates your mood and torches calories.

Don't believe us? Take it from these runners — running is pretty much the best therapy out there… even better than a bottle of wine (yep, we said it)!

So for anyone who has doubts about running, this one's for you.

A quiet mind is the key to staying sane.

Running is the only time my mind is quiet. Probably because I


Let your problems melt away.

Running helps me feel better no matter what the problem is.

Need to relax? Pound the pavement.


Sweet relief!

Running is my new favorite thing to do because once I

Crush those goals.

Running helps me stay focused on my goals in life. My head is clear and my stress is minimized. What a dream.

Running seriously busts stress.

Running is the most effective form of stress management for me. I love it and I can

So long, anger.

Running helps control my anger and frustrations so I don

It's a little slice of heaven.

Going for a great run is my one sanctuary. The music, the pace, heaven.

Get crazy happy.

Running is the only thing that brings me happiness and keeps me going

Why blow your whole paycheck on therapy when you can go for a run?

Running is the cheapest and most effective therapy I

When nothing is going right, running always makes sense.

Sometimes running is the only thing that makes sense

Hello, sanity.

Running is the only thing keeping me sane sometimes

You'll be blissfully exhausted.

I run because completely exhausting myself is the most relaxing part of my day

Bye bye, anxiety attacks.

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Lace up those sneakers and get going!

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Leigh Weingus

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Leigh is obsessed with all things health, fitness and wellness. When she's not writing about healthy ways to cook with pumpkin and the latest fitness trends, you can probably find her running along the East River or blending up a green smoothie ...
Leigh is obsessed with all things health, fitness and wellness. When she's not writing about healthy ways to cook with pumpkin and the latest fitness trends, you can probably find her running along the East River or blending up a green smoothie ...

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