Guide To Start Running
If you have spent time thinking about starting running sessions in the morning or evening, but have no clue on where to begin, then this article is your sign to start now. I have provided great tips on running, from warm up exercises, to routines, and other advice by sport experts, so read on and find out all you can before you begin your own journey.
There are many benefits and reasons why people decide to start running, which are:
- Efficient way to achieve aerobic fitness
- Helps with weight loss
- Stress reliever
- Can be done alone for peace, or with others socially
- Can release endorphins with a happy chemicals in the body
- Better overall health with improvements to lung capacity, increased metabolism, lower cholesterol levels, increased energy, and decreased risk of osteoporosis
Types of running
- Road running
- Treadmill running
- Trail running
- Track running
Before you get started, it is a good idea to invest in good clothing gear for running, especially shoes that are comfortable and right for running. Then you need to make sure you are physically fit to start right now; or check with your doctor if you are taking any medication. Depending on a person’s health, there are different running requirements for everyone, so it is good to check when you should start and for how long.
After this, it is a good idea to plan where you will go running. If you decide to run in your neighbourhood or somewhere further, then map out where exactly and if it is safe to, because you wouldn’t want to end up somewhere unsafe or get lost. Furthermore, before the actual running begins, try some warm-up exercises to help you be ready and to avoid any injuries that may be causes, such as pulling a muscle.
Here are some good exercises to follow before running:
You can then start your running program by combining running with intervals of walking, as for many new runners, this is the easiest way to build endurance with less stress on the joints and a manageable intensity level.