The moment you make the decision to start running you are one step closer to becoming a runner. It is the simplest most enjoyable and least expensive sport you can get into. Your age, your gender and BMI doesn’t mean much when it comes to running. Running is for everyone and something you can do well into your 70s, 80s and even 90s. No one can take it away from you. The benefits are many. Weight loss, mental health, fitness, happiness, stay looking younger (running slows the aging clock ) and there are even more Benefits of running . And you can run anywhere, at the Park, on roads, on trails, on the treadmill even in the mud, rain and snow.
I have never met a true runner that was not a happy, positive person. Now, I don’t think that all positive happy people eventually become runners. Instead, I think running makes everyone better. Thus the saying: if you want to change your body, exercise. If you want to change your Life, become a runner”. There is a lot of truth in that statement. As a runner you will develop new healthier habits. You will be around other runners and exposed to many new ideas and things to try. Pretty soon your life may start changing as you adapt to the running Lifestyle.
So pick up a pair of running shoes from your local running store, if you don’t already have a pair. Grab a pair of shorts and an old t-shirt and get outside. Start by walking mixing it up with some running. As you get into the routine run more, walk less. One day you will run your first mile! You can buy books and download articles on running, proper form, nutrition, shoes and must have accessories but none of that will make you a runner. As you start to run you can work on details like “proper running form” nutrition, hydration etc. All of that will become normal thinking before, during and after your run.
Nothing like starting your day with an early morning run. You stay energized the entire day from it.
How many reasons does someone need to start running? Here’s a great read by Jacky Anderson from Sports Fitness Advisor who outlines 35 reasons and includes tips for beginner runners. Check it out 35 amazing health benefits of running
After all we were all born to run. National Geo
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and, most of all, LOVE of what you are doing.” – Pele