LONDON, TOKYO and ROME, June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A new study investigating running behaviours and mental health during lockdown including 14,000 people globally, reveals more people are running for mental benefits

  • 43% of regular exercisers in the UK are exercising more now than they were before lockdown
  • 82% of UK runners say running is helping to clear their mind and 78% say exercise is helping them feel more sane and in control
  • 72% of runners want to keep running as much as they are now after the pandemic ends

Amidst the confinement and isolation of lockdown, the UK has fallen in love with running – that is according to a new study[1] by ASICS. More importantly, the research shows nearly three quarters of UK runners plan to stick with their new exercise routine.

The study of 14,000 regular exercisers[2] across 12 countries, found that more than a third (36%)…

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