Mar
25

Gifts For a Runner What You Should Know

Personalized medal hanger

Though it may not always get the recognition it deserves, running is by far one of the most popular sports in the United States. The numbers speak for themselves. In 2012, nearly 57 million Americans ran or jogged at least once in either a race or for exercise. That same year, there were more than 15,000 5K races and 2,000 half-marathons held in the U.S. Generally, more than half a million Americans enter a marathon every year. Americans, it seems, can’t get enough of the track.

Besides the competitive aspect, running is a wonderful form of aerobic exercise. Running has been shown to halter and even reverse the signs of aging. Running naturally improves the cardiovascular system, which benefits your overall health. Among the many benefits of running, lowering your blood pressure stands out. Running for 45 minutes a day can decrease one’s blood pressure by 10 to 12 mgs! Running is also known to reduce the risk of contracting Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 60%. Running, it seems, is a gift that keeps on giving.

Speaking of gifts, there is a lesser-known aspect of running that has only recently emerged: personalized gifts for runners. Gifts for a runner are a wonderful way of showing a runner you know — a friend, a relative, a co-worker, a boyfriend/girlfriend, etc. — just how much you care, both about them and their sport of choice. From running jewelry to running journals and runners headbands, gifts for a runner are made with a runner’s wants and needs in mind. The gifts are affordable and are great for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and really any occasion where people exchange gifts. Surprise your running friend with a running necklace or runners wine glasses, just to name a few items at your disposal.

What do you think about these gifts? Do you or anyone you know run? Feel free to leave a comment or question at the bottom.

Written by Rachele. Posted in Bibfolio, Running journal, Safety lights for runners

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