Tips for Beginners to Ease Into Running

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On the surface, running seems like one of the easiest ways to quickly jump into the world of fitness. Compared to most fitness-related activities, it’s pretty inexpensive—all you need is a pair of shoes, some shorts, a safe place to run, and you’re good to go. Right? Well, ask any of the dozens of beginning runners I’ve worked with and they’ll probably tell you that running is one of the most challenging things they’ve ever attempted.

Why? Well, going from a sedentary lifestyle to suddenly expecting your body to run a mile is pretty unrealistic. Even though it’s low cost and can be done most anywhere at most any time, a beginning runner needs to do a little planning to get his/her head in the game before beginning one of the most rewarding and challenging quests.

These tips will help you ease into running successfully, and actually enjoy your new life as a runner.

Walk to Build Aerobic and Muscular Endurance

Strengthen Your Core

Buy running shoes

Find a Beginning Running Group

Begin With a Run/Walk Format

Expect Discomfort

Listen to Your Body

Hydrate and Fuel

Have Realistic Expectations