Trail Running

Clarissa

09 April 2021 by Clarissa

What it is and what its benefits are

Playing a sport and keeping fit is the best choice you can make for the well-being of your body - and not only! Our spirits also benefit from physical exercise, which helps us to switch off, forget our small daily problems and devote time to ourselves.

If you choose an outdoor activity, ideally far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the benefits multiply. Trail running could be a good choice.

What is trail running?

The simplest definition of trail running is 'running in nature'. Unlike jogging, which is typically practised in the parks of our cities, trail running is therefore practised outdoors.

It originated in the high mountains, but it is also perfectly suited to hills or landscapes characterised by heights and differences in altitude. In the steepest sections, it is possible to alternate running with climbing or fast walking, using poles or pushing your hands on your knees.

Because of this, trail running is considered a complete sport that involves movement of both the upper and lower body and requires concentration and coordination.

The benefits of trail running

Unlike road running, trail running allows you to tackle different types of terrain. In addition, the knee is not subjected to the violent stresses of running on asphalt.

But the benefits are not only physical, but also mental. How often do we feel the need to immerse ourselves in nature, breathe clean air and 'challenge' our bodies? In an increasingly sedentary life, isn't it nice to feel the healthy sensation of physical exertion from time to time? The kind that brings us back to childhood and reminds us of those deep sleeps after afternoons spent running and somersaulting.

Trail running allows us to relieve tension, allowing us to focus exclusively on listening to our bodies and how we move in the space around us, since it is a sport to be practised in inaccessible areas, so it is important to remain vigilant and cautious at all times.

We recommend that you try trail running: you will achieve exceptional harmony with yourself and your surroundings.

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