Why Should I Run and How Do I Start

9 Good Reasons to Run, for Women Over 50

Why run?

Put simply I think running is one of the most efficient and effective ways to keep fit especially for women. In this time poor world trying to fit in an hour 6 days a week for some people is too hard especially for women.

Yes I know you can get up early, it is what I recommend to my clients but how many people actually do that. If our aim is to get women fit and healthy and active then finding things that are also time efficient is a great start.

Running has been proven to:

  1. Increase your Cardiovascular Health
  2. Improve your Sleeping quality
  3. Improve your concentration and mental acuity
  4. Improve your mood
  5. Improve your body composition
  6. Improves your muscle and bone health (by the way it has been proven that it does not ruin your knees according to a study in Arthritis Care & Research)
  7. Reduces your risk of certain cancers
  8. Improve your quality of life while you’re undergoing chemotherapy
  9. Can help you live longer

Having said all of that how do you start if you never have run, and how do you get started again if you haven't run in a while? Try my 7 Simple Steps to your First 5k @ 50+.

The first thing you will notice is it is longer than most other programs. This is because it takes into consideration your age. Women over 50 generally take longer to recover than younger women, and we have less collagen, so in an effort to get you running and not get you injured I have made the program longer to give your body more time to adapt.

It has taken me a long time to work this out by adapting other quicker programs but I’ve found that by doing it in this way I have been much more successful, even when I haven’t run for a year or more.

Of course you have to have patience and you have to listen to your body. If it is telling you that you are tired (that’s tired not lazy) then skip the day and move on.

Make sure you warm up and cool down and do your stretches. They are just as important as  the running itself.

If you're ready to get more energy, feel stronger, less tired and more healthy then why not book for a free one on one consultation and see just how good your life can be.

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