Sport Series: Running


Running has multiple benefits for your physical and mental health. In addition, it is a sport that requires few elements and is not limited to equipment or spaces. Here are some important steps to consider if you are just starting out. 

Benefits

  • Regular running can reduce your risk of long-term illnesses.
  • You get to discover new places and meet new people.
  • It helps you to control or lose weight.
  • Keeps your heart healthy and your body strong.

Before you start

  • If you have not been active for a while, start walking for the first two weeks.
  • Make sure to use proper running shoes & that you're using the proper technique to run.
  • Plan your runs. Work out when and where (the exact route and time) you're going to run.

Starting up

  • Start each run with a gentle warm-up of at least 5 minutes.
  • As time goes on, make the running intervals longer until you no longer feel the need to walk.
  • Give yourself a few minutes to cool down. Walk and Stretch.

Keeping motivated

  • Track your progress
  • Join a group or invite a friend/relative.
  • Listen to music.
  • Read about how to improve your endurance

Extra Support

Our ProCare Knee brace is ideal to support you during your running sessions.

  • Built for athletes on the move
  • Targeted compression for maximum performance
  • Seamless Compression Technology

     

Is It Safe to Exercise/Run While Your Body is sored?

You really aren't giving your muscles enough time to recover if you continue your regular workout routine even if you are sore. Pushing yourself too hard during a bout of soreness can lead to an overuse injury. Overall, not getting enough rest puts your body at risk of harm. There's no reason to be concerned if you're trying to get in shape or lose weight by exercise. If you have muscle soreness, two or three days of rest might be appropriate. Another choice is to switch up your routines so that you don't overwork those muscle groups. If your upper body is sore, for example, work out your lower body instead the next time you exercise.

Recovering from a Tough Running Day

Continuing to move during a time of rest is referred to as "active recovery." It's an excellent technique for those who need time to recover while still avoiding stiffness and staying healthy. If you're in excruciating pain following a tough workout, skip the weights and take a stroll instead. Alternatively, go for a gentle yoga session or swim laps. There are also a plethora of solutions for easing soreness in the interim.

Exercising without going overboard

Prevention is important for maintaining a consistent workout routine. Listening to the body is the best way to do this. With practice, you'll be able to strike a balance between pushing yourself to improve and taking a step back. Just you know how hard you can push yourself before injuring yourself.


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