Four benefits to Running

Monday February 26, 2018
a runner outside

Running provides many benefits to mental performance on and off the campus. Here are four reasons why running can help with your studies and assignments.

  • Calms down the entire body
    • It’s commonplace for students to be nervous and excited as the end of the university year nears. Running regulates your heartbeat, even when you’re not exercising. Having a slower resting heartrate puts less strain on the rest of your body, allowing you to study more efficiently and calmly.
  • Boosts energy levels
    • Feeling sleepy or groggy studying or working on that assignment? Go for a run to refocus and regain some lost energy. Reduce fatigue and get better sleep for a better start to each day. You will be able to perform better in the classroom as well as maintain focus while you study for a longer period of time.
  • Sharpens your memory
    • Do you tend to feel that you have trouble remembering all the important information you need to keep for that midterm or final exam? Going for a run works your brain in a way that makes it more capable of retaining new information. You can hit the books after your run to be more efficient in your studying and your assignments.
  • Helps you set goals
    • Are your numerous deadlines overwhelming? Reaching certain goals in running translates to your academics, making your goals in other areas of life seem more achievable. More confidence from running translates directly into more confidence to put the work in your academics. You will feel less discouraged!

Come learn the basics of running and strength training with a certified instructor in the Stride to Success program. The topics we cover include: basics training program design, injury prevention, equipment selection, race preparation, and more.

We will be beginning another two-month long session as the weather warms up beginning March 13. Visit to learn more about all that we offer.