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It is never too late to start running. Many take up this sport in their 50s and beyond. To start, you only need a good pair of running shoes and a desire.
Running is a very effective...
Keep your posture upright, head lifted, back should feel tall, and shoulders level. Keep your pelvis neutral and your hands relaxed. Let your arms swing from the shoulder joint.
As runners ge...
If you are a toe runner, your calves will get tight and you could develop shin pain.
If you land on your heals, you are usually taking steps that are longer than they need to be. It wastes en...
You should drink before, during and after your runs. Drink when you feel thirsty.
As a general rule, you should drink four to six ounces of fluid every 20 minutes during your runs. Faster run...
Eating anything you want may lead to weight gain after a few months of regular running. Instead, focus on a healthy balanced diet.
To keep up your motivation:
Your running should include more than just running. Mix other activities like cycling, swimming, skating, aerobic exercises or strength training to help avoid getting burned out.
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Running will put you slightly out of breath when you start. It should eventually decrease. You should be able to hold a conversation when you're running a good pace.
Once a week, run a faster speed to increase your fitness level.
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If you did 3 short runs in your first week, you shouldn’t double that for week 2, even if you feel fine.
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It's usually not the shoes you're wearing, or your posture, but forcing yourself to accomplish too much from the very start that's causing you physical pain.
If you started running in the last few weeks or months and you get injured, you probably have nothing to blame but the fact that you’ve been doing too much, too soon.
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Knee pain is often a sign of over-training or a need to improve form or flexibility. Running actually seems to improve knee health. Researchers found the more people ran, the less likely the were to suffer knee pain or osteoarthritis.
Research found that young people that run for 30 minutes, five days a week focus better during the day and sleep better at night.
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