Winters are finally over and summers are back again. And the fitness lovers are once again back on the tracks running, jogging or just plain walking to shed their extra kilos.
The old-fashioned methods of work-outs are gone and now there are many user-friendly technical equipment available in the market that will make your exercising more fun.
Before you decide to get back on tracks, you need to deck up yourself with proper fitting shoes, clothes, new fitness bands and smartwatches that can help you track your fitness achievements.
A certified running coach Jen Van Allen says, “If you’re just starting out, focus on rhythm, on finding the most convenient times and the safest routes, and deciding if you’d rather work out alone or with others.”
Allen also writes for fitness magazines and books. She is a co-author of “The Runner’s World Big Book of Running for Beginners.”
The first step is to find a reputable sportswear store that offers you all the items that you need for starting your work-out session. It is also advised to run under the supervision of experts who will guide you about your running routine, your sportswear and your diet plan.
The second step is to establish a running schedule. This will help you stay on track with fixed aim. It is advisable not to waste money on footgear.
“If you’re just starting out, focus on rhythm, on finding the most convenient times and the safest routes, and deciding if you’d rather work out alone or with others,” Van Allen said.
The third and most smart way of exercising is adopting wearable tech devices such as fitness bands and smartwatches. This will help you monitor everything from heart rate to fitness training achievements.
You can go for the latest Samsung’s Gear 2 smartwach and Gear Fit fitness band as they are good options available in market in these days. Experts say, the Gear Fit is more focused on health fitness. The device includes a heart rate monitor, pedometer, timer, and stopwatch. However, they are multi-purpose as you can receive notifications like texts and calls.
Follow these tips for becoming a smart runner:
- This is important to start off on the right foot. A good pair of running shoes is the top most requirements as it can help ward off many injuries like knee pain. Refer to experts for knowing your pair of ideal shoes.
- It is also advisable that you must believe on the adage “Think tortoise, not hare”. The biggest mistake most new runners make is they start out way too fast and want to achieve everything in one go. Experts say, it takes time for your body to get used to the demands of running. You have to take care of your muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones and most importantly your heart and lungs.
- Slow and steady wins the calorie-burn race. You must not forget before taking up any challenge.