The Mental Health Benefits of Running

While running is well known for its physical benefits, it can also act as a powerful mental health tool. This can be beneficial for first responders who encounter high levels of stress daily. Not only can running reduce anxiety and soothe stress, but it can actually rewire your brain’s response to stressful situations so you are better prepared to handle them in the long term. This article by Jonathan Thompson for Brooks explains. Also check out the new Hero Collection from Brooks, available at Academy, which features limited-edition shoes and socks inspired by first responders.