How Running Can Lead To A Higher Income, A Happier Marriage And More Birthday Cakes

Posted: Updated:
WHAT IF EVERYBODY RAN
Blend Images - Erik Isakson via Getty Images

2013-02-19-GreatistLogo.jpg

By Sally Tamarkin

They had us at "37 percent more smiles."

Imagine a reality in which everyone knew the euphoria of a post-run endorphin rush, or the increased happiness, improved sleep and cardiovascular fitness that come with regular running. The athletic apparel company Mizuno wondered what a nation of runners might look like, so they partnered with the University of North Carolina to get some science-backed answers. A team of researchers analyzed scientific and academic data about the impact of running on our physical, emotional, financial and civic well-being. What did they find out? A country in which everybody runs is a nation in which we'd have 29 million happier marriages, 5 million fewer hospital visits per year, 7 billion more hours spent outdoors, 135 million fewer hours spent watching TV per week and 63 million happier dogs.

Check out the infographic below to learn more surprising facts, and be sure to check out ifeverybodyran.com for a nifty interactive experience!

2014-03-18-WhatifEverybodyRanInfographic.png

More from Greatist:
How Anyone (Yes, Even You) Can Learn To Cook
The Greatist Full-Body Warm-Up
27 Ways to Get More Sh!t Done

Also on HuffPost:

Close
Life Lessons From Running
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

What If Everybody Ran | Running | Mizuno USA

Mizuno researches U.S. economic impact if everybody ran - Austin ...

What If Everybody Ran? - Philadelphia Magazine

What If Everybody Ran? Yes, even you. | Run Eat Repeat

Mizuno 'If Everybody Ran' Campaign Says Every American Should ...

 
From Our Partners