Many people are desperate to get in shape or lose weight, but the very thought of strenuous physical exercise puts them off from ever doing anything about it. Some people simply feel that they are too out of shape to do anything and that it might be too late for them to start now. So, they resort to various diets and turnkey solutions only to find out that they have been scammed into paying a lot of money for something that sounds too easy to be true.
With all the hype surrounding weight loss programs and overnight promises, people forget one of the simplest and most effective physical activities that they can use to achieve their goal – running. Running is something we used to do virtually every day when we were kids and it was such a normal part of our lives that we used to take it for granted. But it is not something that we should give up when we grow older, since it is a great way to burn those extra calories and lose weight. It can be done virtually anywhere. Moreover, it can be easily fitted into our busy schedule. We can use running as an alternative mode of transport. Whether it is running to and from work, picking your kids up from school or a simple run around the block, you can lose weight and feel better on the whole if you incorporate this great exercise into your lifestyle.
Running is an essential part of any gym workout routine. People run on the treadmill as a cardiovascular exercise to warm up their bodies before working with weights and other machines. But you do not need to pay a hefty gym membership in order to be able to run. In fact, running in the open air is much healthier than doing it in any closed space on a treadmill. Start at a leisurely pace and gradually increase the speed at which you run as you build your endurance. Make sure to wear proper footwear to avoid injuries. Listen to your MP3 player to get your mind off the fact that you are running or take a friend with you. It will not be long before you realize that you can run for much longer than you used to and this will boost your self-esteem and motivation to go on. You will feel your body getting firmer and firmer each day. Moreover, you will feel more satisfied with yourself!