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Ways That Running Makes You a Better Person

Sure, it’s good for your body, but being a runner has some net positive effects on your character as well.

It’s a no-brainer that running is good for your body—it boosts metabolism, promotes bone and joint health and reduces risks of cancer—which are just three of these 6 Ways Running Improves Your Health. But as many regular runners can attest, the advantages of regular running go beyond physical benefits. Running is also good for your character.

“Running can help unearth or unleash certain personality traits,” says Michael Sachs, a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Temple University and co-editor of Running as Therapy: An Integrated Approach. “The sport can show you what you’re capable of in one aspect of your life, which can then help you achieve goals in other areas, whether they are social, personal or professional.”

from Runner’s World, 11/28/16