Sunday, May 26, 2013
Make a Run for Fitness
When you feel up to it, alternate 30 seconds of walking and 30 seconds of jogging. The right shoes are key to preventing injuries and enjoying the workout - don't scrimp when it comes to this expenditure. The right shoes can last 300-500 miles, so it's worth the extra money. Consider the surface on which you plan to run - grasses, dirt and indoor tracks have different and more gentle terrain than concrete, so it's ideal for beginners. As far as technique, relax your body but keep the core tight to power your body forward. Arms should be at your sides with controlled pumping movements. Don't slap your feet; land on heels and roll off of the toe. With the right preparation, you can run up the calories you burn safely.