IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF YOUR HEART
Look no further than a pair of great running shoes. Running can be one of the most exhilarating forms of cardio. Reducing your heart rate is the best way that you can improve your heart health. The average person has a resting heart rate of 72 beats/minute. What’s yours?
Since its fall, stay off the treadmill in the gym and hit the trails or quieter streets in your neighbourhood. Asphalt provides greater cushion for your knees so avoid running on the sidewalk if at all possible.
If you are a beginner to the sport, try walking for 1 minute, then running for 1 minute. Alternate between walking and running for a total of 15 minutes.
The following week increase the running time to 2 minutes (while still alternating with 1 minute of walking), the next week, run for 3 minutes, then 4, then 5 minutes the 5th week.
Once you feel comfortable running for 5 minutes, you’ll be okay to run 15 minutes straight. You can increase your distance by 10% each week.
Don’t increase your distance by more than 10% or you’ll risk injury.
Most importantly give yourself regular goals so that you can continually achieve success. To that end, join the Fit, Firm ‘n Fab Run For The Cure Team on Sun. Oct. 3rd for a 5K run and a great cause. Join the team here: www.runforthecure.com/goto/fitfirmandfab
See you out for a run!