OFF THE COUCH! IMPROVE YOUR ENDURANCE.
by John Harris Fitness
Endurance makes life easier
Every beginning might be tough, but it's worth it. Those who invest time and effort into their endurance will soon notice improvements in their daily life. Trips to the supermarket, household chores, or playing around with kids become easier when your body is in shape. An added bonus: A fit body is less prone to illnesses during winter as it can better ward off pathogens.
One of the oldest and most effective methods of endurance training is running. This can be conveniently done on a treadmill, allowing year-round training under consistent conditions and direct monitoring of performance improvement.
Let's get started! Your entry into running training:
- Choose the right footwear: It's best to seek advice from specialists at a sports store for suitable running shoes. The correct shoes are essential for proper joint stress and for your enjoyment during exercise.
- Set small goals: Initially, performance increases rapidly, but goals should be kept realistic to avoid injuries and frustration. A consistent training schedule of 3-4 days per week would be ideal.
- Incorporate recovery periods: Muscles regenerate mainly during periods of rest. Give them enough time for recovery and allow your body the necessary rejuvenation.
If you're looking to reduce excess weight through running, start slowly to avoid overloading your joints. For significant excess weight, starting with water-based exercises followed by hiking and gradually incorporating running might be recommended. With regular training, you'll soon experience positive changes in your daily routine.
Tip: Most smartphones come with dedicated apps to track your training progress. You can document your achievements and take pleasure in them later. This can provide you with extra motivation.