14 People On Why Running Truly Is The Best Way To Relieve Stress (Photos)

It's a new year, meaning many of us are in "fresh start" mode. We're sipping on green smoothies, we're actually going to yoga and maybe we've even started to meditate.

And maybe -- just maybe! -- we've resolved to start running.

If that's you, you're off to a great start. Running is full of benefits: It prevents disease, elevates your mood and torches calories.

Don't believe us? Take it from these runners -- running is pretty much the best therapy out there... even better than a bottle of wine (yep, we said it)!

So for anyone who has doubts about running, this one's for you.

A quiet mind is the key to staying sane.

Let your problems melt away.

Need to relax? Pound the pavement.

Sweet relief!

Crush those goals.

Running seriously busts stress.

So long, anger.

It's a little slice of heaven.

Get crazy happy.

Why blow your whole paycheck on therapy when you can go for a run?

When nothing is going right, running always makes sense.

Hello, sanity.

You'll be blissfully exhausted.

Bye bye, anxiety attacks.

Lace up those sneakers and get going!

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