Most of us know that regular exercise can help us maintain our weight, boost our energy, relieve our stress, and make us feel healthier and more confident. Even so, some forms of physical fitness may be seen by some as… well, boring. It’s tough to get excited about exercise when you face a monotonous hour running in place on the treadmill. The thought might be enough to convince you to cancel your trip to the gym.
Nothing’s a bigger let down than getting ready to go on a run and seeing that it’s raining outside (or worse). While it may feel like running is best saved for the summer months, it’s still possible to enjoy a run anytime with a little extra planning and preparation. Here are some top tips for you to keep in mind to ensure that you can run 365 days of the year.
Running can be a pretty simple sport when it comes to the equipment used. Generally all you need are a good pair of sneakers to get on your way, although some quality apparel and socks are nice to have too - not to mention a properly fitting sports bra for the ladies.
Are you half or full marathon training? How are those legs treating you these days? Sore, tight legs are a common byproduct of training for races of any distance. We hear it at Philadelphia Runner all of the time, “I’m always so sore after my long runs, is there anything I can do?” Why yes my dear running friend, there is. Compression.