Running is a love/hate-activity for most people. It takes some willpower to get going, it hurts a bit during the run, but the feel-good payoff afterward makes it worth the effort.
But for others, running is just a hate-activity, as in “I hate running!”
And that’s completely fine. You don’t have to run to be fit and healthy. At the same time, have there ever been instances when you wish you liked it? (I bet you have.)
Whether it’s the social aspect of running with friends, all the amazing fitness benefits running offers or the opportunity to train for a goal or raise money for charity, running certainly does have its perks.
There are 8 simple steps to become a runner — even if you think you don’t like running.
Even small amounts of physical activity can be good for your health. But do you know all the reasons why?
If the thought of exercise turns you off, it may be time to reframe your perspective. Research shows that it’s not just structured exercise but any type of physical activity that has benefits. This means anything that gets you moving—a walk with a friend, raking leaves in the yard, climbing several flights of stairs—counts, as long as it gets you moving for a sustained amount of time. And any amount of physical activity is better than none. This means getting moving for just 15 minutes a day can start to bring benefits, especially if you are usually not active.
Use this field guide to help you reconnect to the natural world.
For many people, an exercise routine means getting in a car, driving to the gym, slogging away on an elliptical machine and then retreating back to their homes or offices, where they sit down in front of the blue glow of a computer, TV or tablet. But there’s something missed when exercise takes place only in indoor gyms and fitness studios. Trading up some of your gym time for time on the trails, the river or the bike path can bring benefits beyond improved fitness.
Tired of the same workout routine? Bringing variety and mixing up your workout remains a big challenge for both beginners and advanced exercisers. Creatures of habit we are, it is part of our human nature to resist bringing regular changes into our daily routines. However to attain long-term changes to your physical markers, such as weight loss or muscle definition, one needs to understand the danger and unwanted effects of routine and must therefore insert regular changes into your workout.
How much cardio should you do for fat loss?
Is it really necessary to do long duration sessions?
The answer to this question is no!
Long durations of cardio at a low intensity will have you burn fat in the end but because the intensity is low, it won’t be at a fast pace.
I’ve been asked this question as a personal trainer more than any other question out there, “How do I get rid of my belly fat?”. It can really be a stubborn area to shrink, but there are many tried and true methods to saying “goodbye” to belly fat forever.
It’s finally summer. Is it someone else me that wants to bring their workouts outside, instead of going into a gym that is crowded with people? I do think so! I just love my summer workout routine, to exercise outside in the fresh air and have the sun shine on me. It feels so much easier in some kind of way. Something I love to do outside is running, it feels so much better when I have the fresh air around me. You can do so many things outside, you don’t need to pay an expensive gym membership and in some cases you don’t need any equipment.
Looking for healthy post workout snack ideas? One of the questions I get asked quite frequently is whats the best post workout snack. I always suggest that it all depends on your personal fitness goals, the type of workout you have completed, and the duration of the workout. It’s important to replenish with protein and healthy carbs will promote your post workout recovery.
Do you need some tips to start running? I will give you some advice to what you can think about before.
Running is one of the most easiest but also hardest workout you can do. It’s easy because you only need a pair of shoes and then walk outside, you don’t need any gym or gym equipment. But, if you’re not used to running, it will take a while before you get use to it.
Running has a high impact on your joints and knees, so it’s important that you start slow so your body gets used to run before you push yourself to hard.
When the weather gets warmer and the daylight lasts longer the stuffy gym becomes more and more unappealing.
Springtime weather is also a sign that bikini season is right around the corner so skipping your gym session won’t get you any closer to reaching your health or fitness goals.