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We all know the benefits of regular physical activity. We all want to live longer healthier lives right? Well, thanks to Brooks Sports, regular exercise can also win your free prizes of Brooks shoes and Sportswear! Absolutely free! And all you have to do is Join the Brooks Run Happy Group, keep up your regular exercise routine, and log your workouts in your Sweat365 Journal. Read the rest of this entry »
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You want to become more fit and healthy. Running is a great way to improve your cardiovascular fitness, burn calories and get in shape. Starting a running program can seem overwhelming at first. But, If you are willing to devote 3 days a week to running or run/walking you are on your way.
Some training schedules use mileage and others go by time. It really doesn’t matter, plan on spending about 30 minutes for each work out. Schedule time in your calendar for running. Think of it as time for yourself.
Some people are more likely to adhere to a new fitness program if they team up with a friend. By all means, the more the merrier! Check with local running stores or on-line for groups in your area. You may have days when you don’t feel like going. When you train with a group there is accountability. It’s harder to bag out when others are counting on you.
Another way to get motivated is to sign up for an event. Check for local races in your area. Pick a race that is at least 6 weeks away if you are completely new to running. Races and fun runs are great opportunities to meet people.
At times you may not feel like you are progressing as quickly as you expected. Be patient with yourself. Listen to your body and take days off when you need them. More is not better when it comes to beginning a running program. It takes time for tendons and joints to get strong. As you become more fit, running gets easier. You’ll find yourself feeling more relaxed and invigorated after your work outs. Watch out, you may become addicted!