Running is an effective way to increase your overall health. By committing to running, you can lower your risk for potential health problems, such as diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and heart problems.
As a weight loss coach, I often advise the clients in my weight loss programs for women to give running a try. Even if you’ve never considered yourself a runner, you may be surprised at how much you enjoy it as you build up your endurance. Many people who run consistently begin to crave a good run rather than dread it and create healthy habits that support their love of running.
Running can also help you lose weight or better manage your weight. And one of the benefits that you may be overlooking if you haven’t yet incorporated running into your lifestyle, is that running can be an excellent way to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.
Before a run, it’s always important to properly stretch. Stretching helps you prevent soreness and injuries and improves your performance.
I teamed up with my favorite workout partner and media personality Jenny Milkowski to demonstrate how to properly stretch before a run.
Always begin with dynamic stretches. Don’t hold the stretches for too long because the purpose of dynamic pre-run stretching is to warm up your body and increase blood flow.
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