So, It’s Your First Time Running?


Interested in trying out running?

Health and fitness has evolved into something that everyone wants to be a part of – and for very good reasons. It’s not just muscled men and really thin women trying to fit a workout into their schedules. Almost everybody is doing some form of exercise.

It may be the recent spike in celebrities who have taken the fitness route. Geordie Shore girl Charlotte Crosby lost two and a half stone in a year.

Charlotte was known for her heavy drinking which resulting in binge eating late night takeaways. Over the past year we have seen her transform and it’s seems to make everyone else want to transform, too.

So that’s it. We’ve all decided that exercise is a thing we want to try out, but how? The gym seems like a good place to start, but the price that comes with the gym membership may be too much for some people.

Running is free and it also reduces the risk of chronic illnesses like heart disease and stroke. You can run wherever and whenever you want. You can try and think of as many excuses as you can to not exercise and running will make them invalid.

3 Tips for Running Beginners

Running to lose weight sounds like the easy option but there are things you need to bear in mind before you start.

1. You aren’t going to be able to run 3 miles the first time you go out

It takes time to get used to jogging or running. Don’t be disheartened if you run out of breath after just two minutes of constant running. Everyone is different.

Your first jog can be a mixture of walking and running. The point is not to push yourself too much or you’ll never want to run again. Each time you go out you’ll be able to run that much further and further and further… Until it’s been 3 miles and you don’t feel like dying.

2. Get the right shoes

I didn’t believe this when I first started running. I thought the knock-off Nike’s I got would be fine. They were trainers, right? No.

The right shoes are really important, especially if you don’t like blisters

3. Check with your doctor

So this is the most important thing. Running is great for your health, but it’s not the only thing. If running’s going to damage your knees or any other part of your body, it’s better to move on to something else. There are plenty of other options to keep fit.

After all, running was meant to be the thing to keep you healthy.

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