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.
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.
While most people welcome warm weather, the runners among us might be watching rising temperatures with fear. Is it too hot to run now?
Running in 90 degree weather and high humid isn’t as much fun as it used to be, when you had a cooling breeze and a brisker temperature.
If you are struggling to stay committed to your running during the summer, you are definitely not the only one. Good news! Here are some practical tips keep your motivation on a hot summer day.
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.
Running is in fashion. Just look around, and you’ll realize streets are crowded by people passing by you in those shiny wet clothes, smiling and drinking something too sweet to be healthy.
I have to confess that I am a runner, and a proud one, and running has taught me some useful lessons, not just to have better runs, but also to have a better life.
So maybe you are a runner or maybe not, but in any case there are many useful lessons that can be learnt from this mass sport, in order to live a better life.