Procrastination has always been at the top of our list of weaknesses and enemies especially when we are planning to actually do something physical like exercise for example. Nonetheless, one can actually fight it, with determination and effort. And that exactly are the two of the things that should be needed if you wanted to go for a run as an exercise. Running is said to be one of the best types of exercising. While there are some people who think that running is such an exhausting and tedious activity, it can actually be a fun, interesting, as well as a healthy pastime.
You can actually take advantage of running by reaping the benefits it can give to the body. Not only is it good for losing weight, prevent sickness and the likes including heart diseases, osteoporosis, and so on, and keeping your body fit and healthy, but it can also help you in maintaining your mental health. It can boost your mood as well as your self-esteem. It can also help in clearing your mind, putting off anxiety and stress. Studies even show that running can help a person to fight insomnia, which means that running can help you have a good night’s sleep. It can also make your immune system stronger. And there is a lot more.
Running can give you a lot of benefits and if you wanted to reap these benefits later on, here are some head starts when you wanted to go for a run.
Most people who succeed always start with something small. It is the same thing with running. Sometimes, because we get too excited, we start with something too big for us, beginners, to handle. For example, you are a beginner and yet you started with running for long distances already. That might cause injury to your body especially if it is not ready yet or if it was not trained enough to actually do something that need more speed and endurance. For a beginner, one can start with short distances or for a short period. Say, for example, one can start by just running for 20 minutes for a few times in a week. After a week or two, you can add a few minutes or distance to your running activity.
Set your goals
Make a plan and ask yourself, why are you doing this? Is it to make you thin and fit? Is it to make you healthy? What is it that you wanted to achieve? Do you want to win a running competition? Or do you just want to run a hundred miles? Set your goals and your objectives as well. You can make objectives per week or two if you want to. That way it would also be easier to see your improvements as well as to know if you are really improving. Also, remember, to be consistent all the time. Stick to your goals and stick to your running routine.
Along with other exercising activities, one must also keep a healthy diet. Drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated as well as sleep with the right amount of hours.
Find something, an inspiration perhaps, to motivate you. When procrastination creeps in, ask yourself and remember why you even started.