Stretch and Go
For some people, it seems natural to get up early in the morning and go for a brisk walk or jog, but what should be considered before you start your exercise routine?
Stretch It Out: stretching increases flexibility, range of motion, blood flow, posture, relieves stress, and prevents back pain.
Hydrate First: Drinking a glass of water before an exercise routine will waken the senses and replenish by hydrating your muscles before your workout routine.
Comfortable Style & Affordability: There are many name brand work out clothing lines, Nike, Adidas, Puma, etc. but finding comfortable clothing can be challenging to find both because of size, price, and availability. Select a pair of running shoes that fit well and sized correctly.
Training Plan: Select a training plan that is right for your lifestyle. Invest in the right equipment, and get schedule a physical with your healthcare provider. Include cross training, Listen to your body and give it a break during, before and after each workout.
Running is an excellent way to improve your cardiovascular fitness, to grow stronger and age better.
Increase Gradually: Starting slow, and go strong is the best way to decrease injury, soreness, and distance. Use the 10% rule, which is commonly followed to avoid injury. If you start with a 20 minute workout, begin by stepping into your routine for a 5-10 minute warmup, stretch, slow walk, then run for 30 seconds, followed by 2 minutes of walking.
CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT AGING!
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