Here at FitFluential we believe in the power of a run to change your day for the better, and we’ve seen many, many stories about how running has changed mindsets and lives.
What if everybody ran?
What if everyone enjoyed the mind-clearing, mood-boosting, health-affirming benefits of lacing up their shoes and heading out regularly for a run? What kind of cumulative difference would that change make for individuals and as a community?
Mizuno wants everyone to experience the feeling of the Mezamashii (“brilliant”) run. To illustrate just how powerful running is, and how running can transform us, Mizuno commissioned a statistical analysis of ways the world might be affected.
If millions more people ran, we could have:
- up to 48 million fewer cigarettes smoked daily
- up to 20 million more great grandmothers
- 20% stronger memory
- 63 million happier dogs
- 135 million fewer hours of TV time per week
- up to 143 billion in savings in health care costs
- 10% more earning potential
- up to 46% fewer homeless
Fewer homeless? Back on My Feet (BoMF) is an organization that uses transformative power of running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves. This empowerment helps them to make real change in their lives, resulting in employment and independent living.
Mizuno is a 2014 sponsor of the Atlanta chapter of BoMF and a national partner of BoMF. Stay tuned to hear how you can get involved through Mizuno with supporting Back on My Feet.
And be sure to join us at 9pm EST on Twitter for our #IfEverybodyRan chat— three will win a pair of Mizuno shoes.
Share and spread the word! Let’s get more people on their feet and running to make the world a better, happier place.