Health Tip: Ready to Run?04/23/13
(HealthDay News) -- Going out for a run, as with any form of
exercise, requires some physical and mental preparation.
The American Council on Exercise offers this advice on what to
do before you start running:
- Allow time for a pre-run warmup and a post-run cool down.
- Don't go beyond what's comfortable for you. As soon as you
finish running, talking out loud for 30 seconds should be a
challenge, but not very difficult.
- Pay attention to your body's warning signs and cut back on
intensity, duration or frequency when you feel sore.
- Alternate running days with strength-training days for a
balanced workout regimen.
- Never increase your running mileage by more than 10 percent per
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