If you’re like me, you’re probably a little lazy. You have a sedentary job, you usually drive to work, and you’re not really in the mood to exercise. But what if I told you that you could get in shape by running for just 10 minutes a day? That’s exactly what this guide is all about.
Why should I start running?
You may be thinking that running isn’t for you because you already do other forms of exercise and you’re not really all that motivated. But think about it for a moment, when was the last time you got in shape? Do you really want to start from scratch? First, your body will need to adjust to going up to that level of exertion. So don’t expect to run for three miles right away. Instead, focus on the simple act of running for just 10 minutes a day, increasing your time every few weeks. This will be an enjoyable activity that gets you moving. How long can I expect to lose weight by running? It depends on several factors.
What is the easiest way to start running?
These short-distance running tips can help you go from zero to running 10 kilometers (6 miles) in less than a month. You can save money on healthcare with 5 exercises you can do at home that you can get for free (or almost free)! I’ve come to realize that when I first started running I didn’t have any idea what I was doing. I had no idea how to change up the route. How to prepare for the cold. How to treat a sore knee. I didn’t know the answers to those questions, and I was too intimidated to seek them out. Now I want to be that person that everyone can relate to—someone who just runs. To help you get started, I’ve compiled a simple guide to running. I’m going to show you how to enjoy the running experience, as well as some great ways to keep up your motivation.
How long should I run?
I don’t really have a precise time. You should ideally keep your body temperature low, and maintain a constant heart rate. Also, if you’re a fan of crunches, start your run from the plank position. Should I run inside or outside? You decide – it’s very important that you choose your route wisely. Obviously, you can’t go outside in the middle of winter. So, what are the benefits of running? I would say that running outside in winter is better than running indoors. The reason is quite obvious. Your body is not fighting against the cold, and you’re exposed to the sun (with the proper clothing). The time of the day also matters. If it’s sunny out, don’t do your workout indoors.
What should I eat before and after a run?
This is pretty straightforward. The ideal meal prep for a run is a few ounces of meat, about 1 cup of veggies and a whole egg. The protein provides energy to your muscles and the carbs replenish what you’ve burned off. But beware of overdoing the carbs, too much or too little will really do you in and ruin your run. How do I run? Okay, that’s a little harder. A lot of people use GPS watches that monitor your speed and distance. But when I ran a half marathon, it was awesome having a friend with a Garmin watch telling me, “Okay, you’re at 15.57, you’re at 15.57. Do you want to speed up to 16 or slow down to 16?” It’s also important to watch your heart rate to make sure you’re not racing too hard. If it’s above 155 or below 130 beats per minute, you are working too hard.
What should I wear?
First things first: don’t wear any clothing that will mess with the machine. When you start out, you won’t be running for long periods of time, so take it slow and easy. Wear loose clothes like workout T-shirts and workout shorts that will allow you to move with ease. You don’t want the machine to be uncomfortable. My legs are so tired! Don’t worry. Remember how much your legs hurt when you first started running? That’s normal. It took my legs a few weeks to get used to the pace. But don’t worry, you’ll get the hang of it. What if I can’t run for longer than 10 minutes? If you’re tired after a few minutes, or if you start to feel like you’re slowing down, you can always stop. But if you can keep going for longer periods of time, the same rules apply.