Running has definitely becomes a new trend in modern life. A host of researches suggest that running is able to adjust personal emotions, release stress, enhance one’s performance and experience the pleasure brought by sports. Today, it is no longer a monotonous way of keeping fit, but a symbol of a healthy and positive way of living. Runners are ubiquitous, in parks, along the river, on the playground or even the bustling downtown street. Indeed, they pass on the joy of physical exercises to everyone.
At the beginning of this year, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of facebook has expressed in his New Year Resolution that to encourage everyone lead a healthy lifestyle, he initiated an ambitious scheme- 1 mile of running everyday and call on more people to join him and A Year of Running has therefore instantly become a new fad on social network. It is not a challenging plan, said Mark. “running 365 miles a year may sound like a considerable amount, but it is definitely not an insane act. A mile a day, with a moderate pace would take roughly 10 minutes”
Even in Beijing, China’s capital, the PMI 2.5 reached as high as 252 the day when Mark took his run. He later posted a picture on his personal Facebook page showing him running and passing by the hazy Tiananmen Square. This indicates that it has already gone beyond the definition of a mere sport but a way of passing on positive mentality on social network.
Ronnie O'Sullivan,the snooker master has developed an unshakable faith in running. Unfortunately in June 2012, he broke one of his legs just to avoid the car hitting a dog “the full significance od running is to listen to the twittering of birds, to feel the footpace touch the ground, for me this is a healing ” sad him.
Caroline Wozniacki, the world-renowned tennis player joined the marathon for charity. This “demark sweetheart” has finished the race with a staggering record of 3 hour and 26 minutes, which went viral on the social network. She stated “once you start running, you will be obsessed with it and this definitely helps me …you know running makes me keep a clear-minded and calm”
These celebrities are passing on the positive energy from there own experience and call for a healthy living mentality via social wetworks. In this Internet age, even a trivial act could change the world, no matter it is a charming scenery on a track, a pep talk or a simple sharing of running record.
The brand new social networking app Runtopia is a product that combines sports and social networking- recording the route, speed, calorie burn, distance, pace and other data to name just a few. All these collected data can be shared first time in the community that one could get different instructions, advice help or courage from friends and other runners.
Runtopia also offer smart audio reminder from which runners can adjust the distance, pace and timing to avoid physical burden. After each exercise, An automatic mapping of route, sectional pace and other variations would be provided to serve as the reference and summary. After a short time of adjustment and accumulation, runners can achieve a higher performance.
Runtopia has always been engaged in creating a pleasant online atmosphere. Frequent contact would transform this dull sport to a healthy living habit. In audition, runners can share their pictures on our community as well as on Facebook, twitter, Instaganm, wechat etc. Showing personal exercises is also one way of social networking thus enrich one’s leisure hours.