The Dallas Marathon, host of the 2019 Marathon Event, succeeded in advertising health and physical fitness by organizing a series of running activities. The non-profit organization has been hosting 5-person marathon relays, 50K ultra marathons, kids’ races, half marathons, and mile races for the past few years. Participants of the yearly marathon are lucky to see the city’s most colorful neighborhoods, great restaurants, and famous Dallas tourist spots. Spectators fill the Dallas streets a few hours before the BMW Dallas Marathon Day begins. The event has become one of the most important highlights of the year.
Below are some of the physical benefits of running the marathon.
It improves physical and mental health. Running regularly keeps the heart strong and increases one’s aerobic capacity. It also improves blood pressure and reduces cholesterol levels. Immune system is boosted as overall body strength is also increased. Additionally, long runs force the body to build strength on the fast-twitch muscle fibers, which are responsible for combatting body fatigue.
It tones the thighs and legs. The typical goal of marathon runners is to lose weight, but in reality that isn’t always the result. And although weight loss is not visible, the toned thighs and legs are quite apparent – a sign of fat loss and more lean muscle mass.
Sleep gets better. If you ask any marathoner, no one will say that it’s not exhausting. It is very energy depleting and the body will soon crave for sleep earlier than your usual bedtime. Sleep is longer and better.
You’ll be in great shape. Marathon is a challenging feat and it breaks even the most physically fit athlete. So if the athlete is determined to be the best runner, he will train for it rough and hard so he won’t break. It takes a lot of sweat and muscle to reach the finish line in one piece.
You can eat a little more without feeling guilty. Long runs eat up a lot of calories, so it’s fine to indulge in a cup of ice cream after training. Perhaps you want some yummy burgers after a competition. Maybe you can get a bite of double decker, but only because you worked hard for it. It’s true what they say – burgers CAN be guilt-free!