• SHARE

It may feel like lunacy to go for an outdoor run during the height of summer in Japan. But maybe the sight of athletes striving for gold will inspire you to put on a pair of running shoes.

There are plenty of health benefits to entice you. Research shows that along with weight loss, running improves cardiovascular and respiratory health, slows the effects of aging and helps manage depression.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)