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How Running Makes People Nicer

As an attorney at law in Albuquerque with extensive felony trial experience, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil has handled cases including misdemeanors, conspiracy, and charges of murder. Outside of serving as one of the leading lawyers on contract with New Mexico's Law Office of the Public Defender, attorney Geoffrey Scovil also enjoys running.

According to avid runner and writer Jason Saltmarsh, not only does running make people healthier, but it makes them nicer. For instance, families that run together end up becoming closer, as they share a common interest to talk about at home. In addition, they feel the same joy and pain during and after a run. 

Runners also tend to be more environmentally aware. Due to an appreciation of their surroundings, they typically keep the environment safe and clean. Further, running teaches them how to set goals and develop the proper discipline needed to achieve these goals, which results in an increased sense of well-being.

The more runners train, the more their self-confidence improves and the more they feel good about themselves, which others take note of. Through this training they often strike a balance wherein they learn to accept that there are many people who can run faster and farther than they can. These realizations can result in a healthier outlook, including a positive attitude that makes runners tend to be kinder and more empathetic.


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