I am not just endorsing the above because I am a runner. The numbers don’t lie, which is why I had to share with you this recent study my friends over at Mizuno (A fitness company that is on a quest to unlock the potential of every run and give runners the tools to take incredible strides forward) did with the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. In an effort to understand the positive, cumulative impact that running could have on America, in terms of both mental, economic and physical health, Mizuno USA commissioned an in-depth statistical analysis, exploring the question, “What if everybody ran?”
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The results were profound and hands down, running transforms! It can transform you as an individual when you repeatedly lace up for a morning run (that’s discipline – which is totally a transferable skill), it can can transform a community when runners come together for a cause, and it can certainly transform a nation…see how so below.
The Mental/Emotional Impact: “If Everybody Ran…” there would be:
1. 37 percent more smiles: Running boosts your mood and when you are in good mood, you smile more.
2. 163,607 (or 18.7 percent) fewer divorces annually: Makes sense since couples who sweat together, stay together.
3. 29.3 million happier marriages: When you are taking care of your body and your health you are better able to take care of others…your spouse and children all benefit from your commitment to running.
The Economic/Commercial Impact: “If Everybody Ran…” there would be:
1. A 50 percent reduction in productivity lost due to sick days: Physical activity and your immune system are directly related. People who sweat often are less likely to become ill, and when they do become sick, their recovery time is often much quicker than non sweaters.
2. $25.3 billion in new exports generated because of this 1.15 percent improvement in productivity: Pumping it up may be what you need to perk up. In just 20 minutes of moderate heart-pumping fun, your attention and cognitive ability increases significantly.
3. A 10 percent increase in household earning potential: The chain of financial increase is simple. Do better work, get better offers/promotions, make more money. Running leads to healthy and healthy leads to wealthy. That simple.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"