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Make Running Easier By Focusing on Sights, Sounds Around You, Study Says

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Focusing on external sights and sounds, rather than what's going on in your body, made running feel easier and improved performance.
To make running seem easier, try paying attention to anything other than your body. That's according to a fascinating new study of the ways in which how we focus as we move can affect how we feel as we move. The study was small and involved novice female runners, but the findings suggest that the more closely runners listen to their bodies, the more draining their running can become, both physically and psychologically. Conversely, the more runners distract themselves from what their bodies are doing as they put one foot in front of…
Gretchen Reynolds
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