Running may not get the attention other sports do such as football or hockey but it is still one of the most popular sports in the United States. Just look at the numbers. More than 57 million Americans run or jog at least once a year. That’s nearly a sixth of the population. Nearly 740 marathons were held last year that saw over 500,000 participants. More than 2,000 half-marathons and 15,000 5K races are held every year as well. Needless to say, Americans can’t stay still for long.
As an exercise, running still reigns supreme as one of the country’s most popular form of aerobics. There are many benefits that come with running. Among many other things, running consistently is known to lower blood pressure, improve the cardiovascular system, build muscle mass (especially in the legs), and reduce the chance of contracting Alzheimer’s disease. There are even studies that indicate running can increase life expectancy by as much as six years! You don’t have to compete in a race to enjoy the benefits of running.
Moreover, you don’t even need to run yourself in order to enjoy its benefits. How? Personalized gifts for runners are products that runners and non-runners alike can enjoy, though obviously runners can appreciate them more. From running journals and running gear to runners beer mugs and running window decals, running gifts are thoughtful and cool products you can give to that special someone. Chances are you know someone who runs. A friend, a co-worker, a relative, a partner, etc. If you do, the chances are even greater that these gifts will bring them joy both on and off the track.
There are a wide variety of gifts to choose from. For more information about running journals and other gift ideas, feel free to leave a comment or question at the bottom.