HOW TO START RUNNING? DO’S AND DON’TS FOR BEGINNERS
Health is wealth, as we all know. Holistic health needs lifestyle management. It includes balanced diet, adequate water intake, physical activity, workout, proper sleep and stress management. Running is the easiest and effective workout that all can do. But before starting running, there are few things one should know to make running effective:
- Always focus on the reason why you have decided to start running. This will help you to stay dedicated and motivated.
- Always stretch. Stretching before running warms you up and makes you ready for running. Stretching after running helps to recover your muscles. Stretching will keep you healthy and improve your flexibility.
- Do seek out a group to meet up with. Even if running is your ‘me’ time, joining others few times a week can be very beneficial.
- Make sure that you have the right running shoes.
- Don’t be afraid to start running. If you are new to running, it can be aerobically challenging and you may find it hard to catch your breath. So, it’s best to start with a combination of running and walking.
- Don’t increase your volume and pace too fast. It will make you fatigued and feel exhausted if you don’t give yourself time to adapt. Do understand that there are times to push yourself and times to let your body recover.
- Don’t eliminate the other forms of exercises that you enjoy. Yoga, spin, pilates and strength training, all provide different mental and physical health benefits.
- Don’t sacrifice your sleep just to get your running in. It is necessary to balance exercise or running and sleep to support your overall health and well being.
By considering the above points, you can run to achieve the best of health and happiest of life.
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