Fitness: Steps To Running Miles
A healthy body is a very important thing to maintain, especially as we get older. But sadly the state of the world just doesn’t show that as a priority. So many of us just sit around on our couches and waste away into blobs of nothingness in front of our TV sets our or computers. Sometimes we don’t move more than a handful of yards on our days off and we seem to think it’s okay. But the truth is that it’s terrible for us, and our bodies know it. They moan and groan with pain, stressing under the weight of our bodies as we get more and more out of shape.
But the good news is, that no matter how overweight or out of shape you may be, it is never too late to start a quality fitness routine and start working towards the healthy body that you know you deserve to have! “But internet!” You may shout “Running is hard, I can’t just get up and do it!”
Well, you’re right. If you’re out of shape, the last thing you should do is step outside your door and start running a marathon. This will overstress your body and your heart, and could even lead to serious health complications or death. What you should do, however, is get up off the couch and start working towards making the change that will allow you to run miles in no time at all.
Tip: Grow your own garden. People are shocked at how much work gardening really is.
The first step is quite literally getting off your couch. Baby steps are still steps, and they should be taken with pride. Start off with the little things that you can change in your every day life. Instead of bringing your food to the table all on one plate, put smaller portions on smaller plates, and carry them back and forth one at a time. The effect isn’t huge, but it will get you more used to moving around more often. Not to mention, with smaller plates and portions, you will allow yourself to eat a little less and perhaps even a little healthier.
If you have a job where you sit around all day, get up and move around every time you can. Walk around your desk a few times, and try taking the stairs instead of the elevator. If you work on a high floor, ride the elevator up two floors below yours and walk the rest of the way.
Eventually, your body will start to feel a little better, and you can move on to walking around the block. After a few weeks, you can change it to a slow jog. From there on out you pretty much get the idea.
The journey of a thousand miles starts with just one step after all, and that one step is right in front of you now. Stand up, shut off the TV, and start doing something to conquer the fitness world and become the healthy you that you know your body deserves to have.