Overweight Running Tips
If you’re a beginner overweight runner, then you’ve come to the right place and you’re making the right decision for your health and well-being. Congratulations! Running is one the best sports of all times. Not only it will instantly help you lose weight, it’ll also improve your fitness level, reduce stress levels and the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and so on.
One easy way to make sure that you’re not doing too much too soon is to check your heart rate throughout the training program. Checking your pulse on a regular basis can provide you with valuable feedback. For instance, if your heart rate in the morning is way high—6 to 12 beats per minute—than its normal level, then you’re definitely doing too much and causing unnecessary strain on your heart and cardiovascular system.
The best time to check your pulse is in the morning. Count your hear beats per minute and jog it down on your running log or journal. You should notice a steady improvement in your pulse as your training progresses forward. As you get fitter and stronger, your heart will become much more efficient at pumping blood through your body and working muscles, and thus it’ll need less beats per minute to do the same task for you as before. Therefore, expect your normal heart rate to drop as you get stronger and fitter.
Beginner Running Tip 4: Keep a running log
You can not improve on what you can’t measure. This is true whether you’re the CEO of a 500 fortune company or just aiming to improve your fitness level. As a beginner runner, a training log can help you keep track of your progress. Your training feedback is essential for success and constant improvement.
On a running log, you’ll basically keep track of the distance, time and type of workout on schedule. In addition, you can clearly inscribe your fitness and weight loss goal on your running log so you can never lose sight of the big prize. Doing so will boost your motivation and determination through the roof.
I’ve found these tips to be very helpful. However, if you don’t take action on what you’ve learned, nothing will ever change. Your success will depend entirely on the speed of implementation. So, make sure to do try them out but don’t feel the need to follow them verbatim.
About the author
David DACK is a runner and an established author on weight loss, motivation and fitness.
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