The great thing with running is that anyone can do it. Provided that you don’t have a serious medical condition that prohibits it, then you’re good to go. There are different reasons why people run. Let me discuss a few of the most common ones. A lot of people join the world of running to lose weight. Running is a very effective way of burning those calories. If you are an amateur, you might want to start with brisk walking first and then move on to jogging. Once you’ve gotten the hang of it, you can start to run daily. Pair it with a good diet and you’ll see those unwanted fats disappear in no time. Just stick with it. Consistency is the key here.
Another factor that motivates people to run is for them to stay healthy. Running is proven to have a marvelous effect on your heart. When you run, it will get your heart pumping and will activate your nervous system. Once this happens, it will eventually strengthen your heart. If you run daily, the sooner that your heart will adapt to this form of exercise. This will also have an enormous effect on your lungs and its endurance.
Aside from the physical benefits, running also works wonders for your psychological well being. Running is one of the best ways to relieve one’s self from stress. It’s also a good form of diversion for troubled minds. It can clear the mind and bring a sense of peace to one’s self. This is why a lot of people like to run daily before they start their day. People who run are known to most likely be well-adjusted and pleasant as well as being less prone to sickness and depression.
Finally, there are those who run for the love of it. I’m not necessarily referring to the athletes because a lot of other regular people out there just really love the feel of running. Those I have mentioned above are only a few examples of why people run. However, whether or not you are a pro or an amateur, one thing to keep in mind is never to overdo running and risk the possibility of injury from happening. Make sure that you observe proper warming up and cooling down exercises before and after each run.
Many fitness programs that are marketed on TV may tell you how great and effective their programs are but the truth is, the basic exercises still do as good as the dance moves you see on it. If you are in for a long shift at work, running a good distance will make you feel awake and it keeps the heart pumping and circulating oxygen throughout the body. You may also join marathons during weekends and run a longer distance as your body gets used to the physical demand of the exercise. But an important requirement before exercising is to eat better. The body has to be adequately nourished to avoid exhaustion and muscle pains. Eating the right kinds of foods will also help in replenishing lost nutrients.
It has also been said that even a simple running exercise helps the brain release endorphins that give you happy thoughts. Thus, it does not only help you stay mentally alert but it gives you an optimistic view of things around you. Maintain your health with sufficient vitamins and minerals and avoid drinking alcohol as it will dehydrate your body cells. The alcohol in the body will also lower your metabolism which makes you feel drowsy and weak. The brain also needs proper nutrients and so it is a must to eat better with a variety of fruits and vegetables. Start with warm up exercises and a good muscle stretching to avoid injuries and muscle soreness. Keep a positive outlook by maintaining your running exercise daily.
It does not need to be running on the pavement for hours but you can just do it on a treadmill if that is what you prefer. Start changing your diet plan when it comes to increasing your exercise routines in the future. Some people who may be planning of gaining muscle mass or sculpting their physique may also get a load of protein and other healthful food items in their diet. Still the key to all of these fitness programs is to eat better with less fat, salt, and sugar. Stay to natural and fresh fruits and avoid preservatives. You are just ruining your diet plan by eating food filled with chemicals and other unnatural ingredients and then packaged in cans and vacuum plastics.
Usually when we get home after a long day at work; we tend to just eat, do a few ordinary routines, and then sleep. Most of the time, we do not find the opportunity to exercise by simply doing half an hour of running even on a treadmill. You can use a little exercise program at work that helps you move around without being stuck on your office chair for hours. Starts climbing up the stairs if your office is on the fourth floor but you are not expected to climb a flight of stairs to the twentieth floor.
While at your workstation, do a bit of stretching and jogging in place especially if you have been facing the computer for several hours. Stand up and just do some motions. For a lower back stretch while sitting on your chair, do the hip flexion exercise by sitting tall and gently twisting the hips to the side and holding it for twenty to thirty seconds and then repeating if to the other side. Another exercise you can do at the workstation if you are not fond of running is to do a chair squat.
This involves sitting and then lifting up your hips until it is hovering a few inches up the chair and then extend your arms forward for balance. Hold the pose for two to three seconds and then stand up. You may do sixteen repetitions for this. Then you can also do the one-leg squat for variation and increase the strengthening exercise with this. Be sure to keep the chair balanced and in place to avoid any accidents when you are doing this. A stable chair is need which helps you support your body.
Other chair movements can be done especially if running in place in not your thing. You can try the front raise to triceps press, bicep curl, abdominal twists, side bends, and leg extension exercises with the help of your station chair. Again, be sure that the chair can support you when doing some of these exercises as you will use it to help you push your body up and down and target some lower back and abs muscles. These steps will help you keep the blood moving and will help you get better air circulation while you are confined in the four walls of the office for some time.