Would you ever consider running a marathon? It is one of the most difficult things to do. You have to train your body, mind, and soul for months in order to be ready for this feat. The benefits are worth it though! Running a marathon can help with weight loss and lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, improve mental health by increasing self-esteem or reducing anxiety or depression symptoms. There are also many emotional benefits like satisfaction or accomplishment that runners experience after crossing the finish line.