You don’t have to train for a marathon or even a 5K to call yourself a runner: the simple act of lacing up your sneakers and hitting the track makes you a runner.
Even if you don’t do it every day, running can have serious benefits. Running helps build strong bones, improves your stamina, and can lead to a longer lifespan. Your occasional run might help you perform better in your other workouts. Whether you’re always on your yoga mat or have a standing appointment with the bench press at the gym, running can help you improve your performance and crush barriers on and off the track — here’s how.
Credits: Photography: Felix Wong; Art Direction: Colleen Lennon; Hair and Makeup: Brett Jackson; Wardrobe: Brooks Running; Styling: Andi Nash; Prop Styling: Kristin St. Clair; Production: Cassie Doyle; Model: Stefanie Steel