Have you noticed that you have gained a few extra pounds recently? Have you been getting tired just walking up a flight of stairs? Have you been thinking about starting an exercise routine that will be good for your health and go at your own pace? If the answers to these questions is yes, we have a great solution ��� running!
Running is a great cardiovascular exercise that involves all muscle groups of the body. Running is also an exercise that you can do at your own pace at a time that is convenient for you. Whether you are looking for an easy jog in the morning or evening, or if you would like to train for your first 5K race, running is a great healthy solution.
To get started, all you need is some comfortable running clothes and a good pair of running shoes. The shoes need to offer support from the rigors of running, and be comfortable to wear. As for what to wear, it depends on the weather conditions. For warm and dry weather, a tee-shirt and shorts should do the trick. If it is a little cooler, a long sleeve tee-shirt and long-legged running pants might be appropriate. And, for rainy weather, you could wear a rain resident top and pants, and even a hat to keep the rain out of your eyes.
To get started in running for exercise and health, it is important to do everything in moderation. Don't expect to be able to run a marathon after only a couple of days of running. This type of exercise trains the body for additional distances by repetition. So, start out with a distance that you are comfortable with, but still challenges you a bit. Continue at that distance for a set time, while looking to improve the time it takes to cover that distance. Increase your distance and reduce your time at a pace you are comfortable with. Whether you increase the distance each week, every other week or each month, the improvement in your overall health will be noticeable.