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Here's Why Running Is Actually Terrible

Never do it.

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1. Because actual euphoria is overrated.

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Runner's high is a real thing: A small study of runners' brains found that long-distance running releases endorphins that make you feel euphoric after a run.

2. And who wants to part with belly fat?

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Yup, high-intensity interval training (like running sprints) is a great way to burn fat efficiently.

3. Speaking of health, running helps you live longer, which is the worst.

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A study that reviewed the lifestyle habits of over 55,000 adults found that running greatly reduced the risk of dying from all causes, including cardiovascular disease.

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4. Because maybe being less tense, angry, and bummed out isn't all it's cracked up to be?

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Running outside, whether on trails or city streets, has been shown to make people less tense, angry, and depressed.

5. Also you'd have to spend time outdoors in nature, which is 😴.

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6. Not to mention pounding the pavement through [YAWN] cities.

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7. It takes away time you could be hanging with friends.

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10. And watching yourself get fitter and faster isn't that cool.

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11. Also it takes a toll on the body so you can't really do it when you're older.

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12. You already have enough self-esteem thank you very much.

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14. Because a carb-y meal before a long run doesn't sound delicious.

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15. Same with post-run snacks.

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16. Aaand post-race celebration meals.

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17. Because crossing a finish line doesn't sound like it would be that great a feeling.

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18. Also waking up early sucks.

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19. And there's no enjoyment to be found in running in the evenings either.

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20. You don't need a little extra time to yourself to think, zone out, or listen to podcasts.

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21. Beating your own 5K time is whatever.

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22. Same with finishing your first half-marathon.

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24. Like there's literally no way to fit it in.

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25. And you need too much stuff to even get started.

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26. Most importantly it's straight up no fun at all.

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