How Do I Start Running?
A 5K looks like fun right? But How Do I Start Running? you ask yourself. With the summer weather, you might want to take advantage of the warm weather and plan more outdoor workouts. If you are new to running, here are 3 things to keep in mind when you get started.
How Do I Start Running? Follow these 3 tips!
- Prepare. Strong running begins with strong preparation. Make sure you have proper running shoes, environmentally suitable clothing, and a prepared route. The sun is strong in the summer- stay safe with sunscreen and clothes made with built in SPF. You can prepare a route by downloading running apps and searching online for running maps in your area. Map out your route and mileage before you get started, and gradually build up to longer runs.
- Join a Group. Fitness is easier with friends. If its hard to stay motivated, look for a running group or meet up in your area. This can be a great way to meet like-minded friends. Or, if you already have a group of friends interested in running, set a time and meet weekly. You will be more likely to show up if you know people are counting on you.
- Energy. Calculating the right amount of calories you need with any new training regimen can be complicated. One fairly easy rule of thumb is to add an additional 100 calories to your normal daily diet for each mile you run. Choose carbs from whole grains, fruits and vegetables or even chocolate milk. Nuts, fatty fish and low-fat dairy are also good fuel choices.
With plenty of light and nice weather, summer is a great time to start moving more. If you would like more ideas on how to start moving more, set up a free health consultation with KareBoost Health today. We can help you find the perfect workout that fits your goals, lifestyle and needs.
Karen L. Leibowitz, MD
Health and Medical Coach