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01/13/2023-Move of the Day: Running




Running is a great form of exercise that can provide many powerful health benefits. Whether you are looking to lose weight, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, or boost your memory, running can be the key to achieving these goals. However, for beginners, starting a running routine can be intimidating. In this article, we will provide tips and strategies for beginners to help them get started with running and achieve their health and fitness goals.


First, it’s important to have the right form when running. According to polar.com, to get great running form, you should relax your shoulders and hands, and allow your arms to swing by your sides. Draw your shoulders back slightly and stand straight with great posture. Keep your eye gaze forward and look ahead. Let your foot land right under your hip, midfoot. Move forward, not up and down.


Second, as a beginner, it’s important to start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your runs. According to Chris Brogan on Lifehacks.com, the basic premise is to slowly build yourself up to running more and walking less. Each line represents a week of training: Warm up by walking briskly for 2 minutes, maybe 3. Then, start this: 1R , 4W x 6 times. Week 1. 1R , 3W x 7 times. Week 2. 2R, 3W x 6 times. This approach is a common approach called “couch to 5K” program.


Finally, it’s important to remember that the benefits of running go beyond just physical health. According to health.harvard.edu running can also have a positive impact on mental health, helping to reduce stress and improve mood. In addition to its physical benefits, running can also be a great way to clear your mind and improve your overall well-being.


Here is one of the better videos I have found describing how to properly get into running so you can go in with a good base and keep you motivated.




Running has always been one of my weak leaks. Not because I’m bad at it. No. Exactly just the opposite. I’m pretty good at it and can go long distances and lose track and end up going to hard and wrecking myself for other activities during the week.


The hardest part of running for me is getting up to do it. It is a love-hate-relationship for me. It’s not for everyone, but for me, I enjoy nothing more than the feeling of getting up on top of the hill I just ran up and looking down at the city. Stay safe. Be adventurous. And just keep showing up. Cheers all.

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