It’s no secret that running is an amazing exercise.
Running is not the only activity with great health benefits, but it might be the easiest to get started with.
In this blog post, I’ll show you how to start running, the benefits of running, and how to get started.
I’ll also share some great tips to get you to your first 5k without getting injured.
Why you should start running
Running makes you a happy source.
Many people say running is boring and have never understood why someone would want to do it, it’s not boring at all.
And it’s not boring if you start slow and build up.
Running is a great form of cardio that burns calories, improves your mood, builds strength, reduces stress, and more.
Running is even an activity that has been shown to improve cognitive function and lower your risk of death by cardiovascular disease.
Here’re some additional health benefits of running:
- Boosts immune system
- Strengthening bones
- Decreases risk of heart disease and cancer
- Helps with sleep
- Controls weight gain and improves mood
How to get started running If you’ve never tried running before, you might be tempted to shy away from the idea.
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How to start running
Just like most people, I got into running at the wrong time in my life.
It’s when I was in my 30’s, had a good job, a healthy body, and no wife.
I still had all the free time in the world to run.
I just wasn’t inspired to run.
For years I could easily run 5–10 miles a week, but I wasn’t motivated to go that far.
I usually ran around 2–4 miles a day (my average pace) and wasn’t pushing myself to reach higher fitness goals.
After running so few miles I realized I didn’t really get a workout from it.
I thought I’d be able to do 20 minutes of running and call it a day, but it was only a fraction of what I’d need to do if I was going to build muscle and strength.
How to get stronger and run farther
If you haven’t run before, you might be wondering:
How do I get started?
How do I get stronger and get faster?
The first step to becoming a better runner is to start running.
Running is simple, yet it takes practice and dedication to get it right.
But once you learn to run, you’ll improve at it.
Running is an incredible workout that can increase your lung capacity, heart rate, cardiovascular health, muscle strength, and body composition.
But the quality of running doesn’t matter; getting out and running is what matters.
So if you’re looking to make an improvement, you’ve got to start running.
If you’ve never run before, you can start with 30 to 60 minutes of jogging for an extended time.
But there are also a few ways to start running that won’t make your injury worse.
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Tips to prevent getting injured
Try out different types of running shoes.
It’s easy to get injured when you start running in the wrong shoe or on the wrong type of running surface.
Stretch your calves, hamstrings, and quads.
It’s recommended that you do some type of stretching exercises 2–3 times a week.
Don’t run with a running app.
A running app gives you access to high-tech training stats.
The best way to train yourself is to do it yourself.
How to start running
A nice way to start running is to do what the Runner’s World guys did.
Just get out there and start running.
When you first start running, you should stick to 10–20 minutes for your first run.
You can always increase the length of your run in subsequent runs.
When you run, focus on your breathing, your steps, and your cadence.
Running is amazing.
It’s a whole-body workout, burns tons of calories, boosts your mood, strengthens your bones, and has tons of health benefits.
The more you run, the more you’ll love it.
And as you improve your running, you’ll get faster and stronger and your body will feel good.
I know you’re anxious to get started and improve your fitness level.
So let’s start by showing you how to start running.
How To Start Running?
1. Get a Fitbit: It tracks your activity level, activity level is a great indicator of fitness level.
It also helps you keep a record of your running progress.
2. Start running: Do some research and start by running a 1–2 km route at a slow pace.
Start by walking first to get used to it and making sure your shoes are comfortable.
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