How to Start Running for Beginners

Hey Ladies! I hope you are doing well, making progress on your weight loss journey, and living your life like it’s golden!

Today I wanted to write an article for all the ladies that are thinking about stepping up their exercises and workouts a notch by incorporating running.

Running is an excellent exercise to take part in because it is the fastest and most efficient to burn calories, and burn off fat.

But if you are a newbie to running, there are some things you want to get in place before you begin so you do not hurt yourself running and that you get the most out of it.

So without further ado, let’s begin!

Step 1

If you want to start running you need to make sure that your diet is in order. Trust me, if you are eating junk food, sweets, drinking alcohol or sugary drinks day in and day out, then you decide to take up running, you will be cramping up very quickly and most likely vomiting everywhere. Not too good, is it?

Make sure you are drinking plenty of water, cutting out sugary drinks and alcohol.

Make sure you are eating clean healthy foods. These foods will have less of a healthy impact on your body and will make your runs more manageable when you first start.

Step 2

Get comfortable running shoes. Do not cheap out on quality and comfort because it’s your feet that will suffer.

Go to a sporting goods store and try on a few pairs of running shoes. Make sure they feel comfortable and are made of quality material.

If you are not sure what kind of shoes you should buy, ask a sales rep for help and they will give you guidance on the best shoes for you for your running needs.

Step 3

Always make sure you stretch before you start running. Make sure you stretch for 5-10 minutes. Stretch your legs, your arms, and your back.

Stretching has many benefits for you such as, warming up your muscles, increasing your flexibility, increases blood flow to your muscles, and prevents injuries.

Stretching is important for exercising, so make sure you stretch before you run and after you run to get the most out of your workout, and also so you don’t tear any muscles or hurt yourself.

Step 4

Since you are a beginner runner, you need to take things very slowly.

You are not going to be a marathon runner or a sprinter overnight, so just slow things down and take your time.

It is going to take weeks for you to start running at a comfortable and moderate speed and without you losing your breath.

When you first start running, start off at a slow jogging pace so you can get your feet under you.

After a few minutes of feeling comfortable running, ramp it up a little by increasing your pace. Do this little by little until you are at a pace you feel comfortable.

As the days and weeks go on your legs will get stronger, you will manage your breathing, you will be running a lot faster, and you will enjoy running!

Always remember that slow and steady wins the race.

Step 5

When you start running, it is always a good idea to set distance goals.

For example, your first week running you may want to start running a quarter mile.

Second week, half a mile.

Third week three-quarters of a mile

And so on, and so on

The reason you want to do this is to become acclimated and not get worn out your first few days of running.

You won’t be able to run long distances when you first start, so it’s better to just take your time and get used to running, so when you are ready for longer distances it will not be a problem for you.

Step 6

Drink lots and lots of water. For you to be a successful runner you need to hydrate all the time.

In reality, you should be drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day so you do not get hydration.

Hydration is an extremely important part of running because it keeps your body temperature in check, loosens your joints, and gives you energy so you do not hurt yourself or run out of breath too easily.

If you do not drink water, you better start drinking it now.

Step 7

Finally, just have fun and enjoy the “high” you get after a good run. This is usually called “runners high”.

The energy boost and the feeling of euphoria that you will get after you finish running will feel like nothing you have never experienced before.

Enjoy the moment, and relish in the energy boost you just got because you deserve it!

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