Running for beginners

August 08, 2013 18:44
Running for beginners

For those who were too reluctant to go running but changed their minds, here are a few pointers to note. Running burns the most calories than any other mainstream exercise. Since it's not easy for beginners, it is important to take it slow.

Firstly, note down the daily route you are going to take for the run. Stick to it religiously so that it becomes easy to follow through. Next, buy the right kind of running shoes. Shop keepers normally have lots of information on shoe types and styles. Choose one that suits you the best, as the wrong shoes only create pain in the long run (pun intended).

Those who haven't had much activity in recent times must start off with mild warn ups and gradually increase the amount the effort on a day to day basis. That is why it is important to have a record of your runs. You make progress everyday, and each day brings fresh motivation.

If it is tough, run for a few minutes and then alternate it with brisk walking. This is effective to burn calories without burning yourself out. Runners should remember to keep a straight posture with relaxed arms and shoulders.

With these simple observations, you are ready to kick off those pounds.

(AW: Sruthi)

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