Obstacle Mud Runner - issue 13

10 obstaclemudrunner.co.uk ForEliteAtheletes toFunRunners reasons why you should spend more time in the mud 1 Mud is healing It is jam packed with minerals such as sodium, magnesium and potassium which help draw out toxins from the body. 2 Mud can increase self-confidence Sitting in lovely warm soft gooey mud helps relax the muscles and soothe the mind. Just by relaxing in some brown stuff you can help reduce stress. Stress increases cortisol production which can be a contributor to some skin conditions such as eczema so by reducing your cortisol levels you are reducing the severity of such skin conditions and therefore improving your own self confidence. 3 Mud is an anti-inflammatory It helps alleviate aches and muscle pains, probably not much good if you’re elite and therefore in and out the mud quicker than a hiccup but for the sloths amongst us, enjoy every last sticky dollop. 4 Mud makes you look younger As mud dries it tightens your skin by removing unnecessary oils so take your time with your muddy chums. You could even do each other a face pack, just leave them air holes so they can still breathe. 5 Mud improves your overall appearance by removing impurities It not only exfoliates to leave your skin feeling smooth and looking radiant but it’s also full of nutrients which helps your skin stay healthy and gives that nice glow. It’s basically a multivitamin for the face. No wonder it’s an available treatment in salons all over the world. So, there you have it. As if you needed any more reasons to come and play. HEALTH : BEAUTY take another look at mud Mud has many benefits – just try and avoid eating it! 5