Paid PostPosted on Feb 17, 201617 Reasons Why Running Is A Truly Great Form Of ExerciseRunning is running the game.by ASICSBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Running shows you the world — not the inside of a gym. Thinkstock Every run is an opportunity to explore your city. Never take the same route twice! 2. Running is super cheap. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Jim Henson Company / Via madeupmonkeyshit.tumblr.com Shoes, clothes, and that's it. Cheapest. Sport. Ever. 3. And running requires minimal gear – and it's basically stuff you can use for any activity period. Thinkstock, 3. 4. You can also run practically anywhere. Peathegee Inc / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com Does the hotel have a gym? More like: Does the hotel have an OUTSIDE? 5. Running is good for your body. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Pictures / Via massivenerdywarehouse.tumblr.com Running is a superb form of cardio — it improves posture, strengthens your core, and burns lots of calories. 6. Running is good for your mood. Via knowyourmeme.com * Stressful day? Go for a run. * Upset about someone? Running will make you feel better.* Feeling kind of ugh? You'll feel accomplished after a run. 7. And running is good for your mind. Thinkstock, 2. Running basically keeps your brain sharp as you age. 8. Running is a great time to listen to your favorite tunes. BuzzFeed, Thinkstock. Not to mention a podcast or audiobook. You can take a physical and narrative journey at the same time. 9. Hitting your stride while running makes you feel like a majestic and powerful creature...no matter how you actually look. Thinkstock, 2. 10. Trail-running is a great way to commune with nature. Corey Jenkins / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com What other form of exercise allows you to experience the beauty of the great outdoors? (Don't you dare say golf.) 11. Plunging into a pool or river after a hot summer run is probably what heaven feels like. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF RapStar / youtube.com / Via firstwefeast.com 12. And taking a hot shower after a cold winter run is borderline nirvana. Thinkstock 13. "Running thoughts" are RANDOM and INSANE, yet EXCELLENT. BuzzFeed, Thinkstock. 14. Runner's high is real, and it feels amazing: euphoric, clear, and calm. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via reaction-gifs.tumblr.com It's runner's high — not yoga high, not push-up high, not workout-video-of-the-month high — because RUNNING is the real rock 'n' roll of exercise. 15. Let's not forget that running makes food taste incredible. Tim Macpherson / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com And since running burns so many calories, you have license to eat a full plate. Goodbye guilt; hello french fries. 16. Lastly, running is unique because it's fun to run with friends... Thinkstock * Fun runs!* Relays! * Going for a recovery beer afterward! 17. ...and fun to run alone. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Thinkstock. There are few forms of exercise that are both social and independent. With running, you can truly have it both ways. Wear a running shoe that fits both your body and your mind. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @asics The fuzeX™ shoe by ASICS is designed to feel great and look great. Are you ready to run on impulse?