It almost goes without saying that it is socially expected for you to create a New Year’s resolution. Of course, there are always the cynics who pledge to eat more Cheetos and play more video games than the previous year. Some even take their apathy towards resolutions to a semi-sincere level by devoting the new year to avoiding road rage, accurately reporting their taxes and tipping better at their local coffee shops. But for every cynic, there is an avid proselytizer that can’t wait to let the whole world know about their resolution. However committed one is to this social phenomena of New Year’s resolutions, eventually the rubber meets the road and one must put their money where their mouth is. Enough idioms? It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. Chew on that.
Many people turn their resolution efforts towards exercise because they know that inherently, exercise is good for you. Of the long list of exercise methods, running is among the most popular choice. It is a great way to become healthier, happier and help anyone who watched their last pair of pants slowly turn into skinny jeans, make their way back to their desired physique. So, if you find yourself in the camp of resolving to run more in 2015, here are 5 reasons why your new commitment is a great choice. If you are already a dedicated runner, we hope this provides you with some additional ammunition for your next soap box speech to your non-running friends.