How you are benefitting from running

Running is an everyday and routine type of exercise that comes with many benefits.~Read on to find out how you've been secretly benefitting from running! :)


A simple sport

One heart, two lungs and a pair of legs: no cheating or hiding!~~Running is an everyday and routine type of exercise. It's a sport that teaches a method, regularity and better self-knowledge.~~For young athletes wanting to shine in other disciplines (team or individual), running is a springboard for increasing endurance and tenacity.~~For those wanting a career spread over several decades, running offers an unlimited calendar of races. From several marathons, to city races or even on trails, several competitions are organised each year in Singapore alone. You can therefore constantly change your playground and travel to different terrains with just your legs.

A passport to health

There are numerous benefits to running regularly from a young age in terms of physiology:

~Running stimulates the metabolism and helps control weight.~~It also develops your cardiovascular capacity by increasing your maximal oxygen consumption and the capacity to sustain a moderate level of exercise for longer and longer.~~Additionally, studies prove that running reduces the risk of developing early osteoporosis.~~It is however necessary to match exercise to suit growth – for those who are not yet fully grown. Long distances are not recommended (and even forbidden in competition) for young athletes.

Anything but an individual sport

Playing football, basketball or rugby to make friends is all very well. But the misconception of running being a solitary activity must be dispelled. Running, a team sport? Why not?!~~You can check out our Decathlon Running Club to find some running kakis!


Anything but an individual sport

Whatever the discipline, running imposes a calm yet active relationship with time. Planet Earth as a playground: the life of a runner is moulded around all of the places they visit over the years.~~Whether on tarmacked roads or country paths, learning the tricks of running is a lifetime's work. And if you make the same mistakes (or blunders) a few times, all the better for finding the right way…

We would love to hear about your running adventures. Join us on the Decathlon Running Club Facebook page to share your experiences and find some running kakis! :)



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I love team sports which are intense and technical, and that's why I love floorball so much. I first picked up floorball when I was in poly and I have been hooked to the sports ever since.