The Beginner’s Guide to Running
Running is the most common form of decent exercise there is. Its relatively easy and it can be done almost anywhere, plus its great for the body and overall health, so there really isn’t much of an excuse for not making it part of your routine. Despite this, we do find excuses — we’re too busy with work, tired from a long day, it’s cold out, and so on.
It’s never easy finding the motivation to get off the couch and put your body through a series of tasks that leave it crippled and exhausted, the very nature of exercise can be rather uncomfortable. But the end, when we succeed, that makes it all worth while. The sense of achievement in conquering something that was difficult, and that we know benefits us in numerous ways, that’s why we do it. So if you’re new to the running way, here’s a great article from Huffington Post on how to get started:
Don’t expect it to be easy.
Don’t use how hard or how easy it is when you first jog as a gauge on whether or not you should become a runner. Just know right now as you read this, that starting isn’t easy. You have to get your body conditioned to running before you get to a place where jogging becomes enjoyable. So you definitely don’t want to judge yourself or running first time out. If you can only run for two minutes when you first start jogging, that’s totally okay. Run for two, walk for 10 minutes, and repeat. Build on those numbers, running more and walking less. If you commit time to running a few times a week, you will be amazed at how quickly your body adapts and you make progress.
If it were easy, then reaching the end wouldn’t feel so good. Check out the full post for all of the tips and details, and get yourself out and about for a healthier lifestyle.
About Sam Brinson Sam is a writer living in Uruguay. Sam follows the latest in aging break throughs.