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Tips for Smart Running

By on July 17, 2015

We all know that running burns fat, but smart running makes it pleasant

Running is known to clear your mind and fortify your body having numerous health benefits. However, this activity can turn out to be quite tiresome and repetitive if you don’t have the right info.

Running becomes significantly more pleasant if you follow these simple running tips:

Get the right shoes

Having the right running gear will make a significant difference. Get to your local sports shop and test out some appropriate shoes and equipment.

Run every few days

Many people enjoy their daily run. However, physicians recommend pausing between running days in order to give your body time to recover and thus be less susceptible to injury.

Change the running surface

Be careful with your running surface as it can either improve your performance or take its toll on your ligaments, the harder the surface, the worse the impact. Try avoiding asphalt and opt for sand, grass, naked ground or clay.

Aside from keeping you out of harm’s way, running on these surfaces will also help improve your running as most of the shock will be absorbed, rather than sent back to your legs. This will also boost your heart rate and overall performance.

Focus on your pulse, not on time

Most runners focus on the time of their run and the distance they have travelled. However, it is recommended that you focus on pulse rather than on time as this is the true indicator of your effort.

Keep your running speed constant

This might seem as a shock but keeping a constant pace when running will boost your speed rather than light jogging combined with speed bursts. Try and focus on your breathing as it is one of the most important aspects of any physical activity.

Choose a location you like

Be it nature or around your block, plug-in those headphones and go running in a location you like. It will help clear your mind as well as fortifying your metabolism.

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About Laura Parvan

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