Friday, September 12, 2008

Quick Hint #2:Should you run to get into shape or should you get into shape to run?

This is a terrific question I heard on the fitcast (its a podcast I listen to every week).  Yes, some people are healthy enough to begin running as a means of burning off fat and do it and enjoy it.  BUT, the majority of people who would like to lose weight should take a different approach.  If they begin their workout routine with running then they may be setting themselves up for an injury.

My suggestion.  Get your nutrition into balance, get your head in the right place, and begin getting in shape in small steps and gradually work towards your ultimate goal of running in that half marathon.  (Consider hiring a personal trainer to help you achieve this goal) This way you when you are ready you will be running more efficiently than if you would have started with running.  

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