Why You Should Listen to Audiobooks On Your Runs

Adam Rothstein
2 min readMar 8, 2021
Woman running while listening to an audiobook

Running can be tough especially if you don’t do it often. To get through a run, most people listen to music, podcasts, or audiobooks. Music can help motivate us to push through our workouts and projects. Especially bands like ‘Imagine Dragons’. Podcasts can provide us with entertainment and update us about what’s going on in the world. Audiobooks can tell us a story and provide us with specific information about topics or how to improve our lives.

Audiobooks and podcasts are very similar. However, what usually separates them is the chapter. Most podcasts are recorded with someone talking off the cuff. Audiobooks have chapters, specific pause breaks, and tones that carry the story. When it comes to something like investing or business, you can learn a lot just by listening.

Going on runs helps improve cognitive function and, most importantly your overall health. Now you may be someone who is always in a rush or have time constraints. With the innovation of new apps such as audible and audiobooks.com, you can listen to any audiobook you want through their apps while you run. Even a fifteen-minute run while listening to an audiobook can be valuable. The first fifteen minutes of an audiobook has some of the most important points you’ll get out of the audiobook. Getting the most information is the first step to improving yourself.

If you repeat this process 4 to 5 times a week, you’ll be fitter mentally and physically. Running can help you absorb more information because you are training your body to focus on your goals. When you start your day off by exercising, your body is then energized and ready for the next task. Running and listening to audiobooks is one of the best ways to improve yourself. Most people would rather listen to music, but if you listen to audiobooks while you run, you can learn more information about any topic.