Getting started with running basics

Like life, treat training as a journey, one step at a time. There is no magic pill to getting fit, thin or healthy.

Walking is the easiest and most affordable way to get moving
Start with 10 minutes and gradually work up to 30 minutes. When you can walk steadily for 60 minutes you can start a walk/run program.

Make sure you get fitted for a really good pair of walking or running shoes at specialty shoe store. Sure it costs more but the savings are huge when you factor in good fit, opportunity to return in 30 days if the shoes don’t work.  Poor fitting shoes are one of the primary reasons people end up with aches, pains and injuries, particularly when starting out.
Make an appointment with yourself on exercise days (start with 3/week).

Block it out like a doctor’s appointment or client meeting.   If you’re a morning person, schedule 30 minutes for yourself before turning on the computer or get up early enough to head out before there are distractions. If an evening person, head out from work before going home.  Never think of yourself as so important that you can’t take time out for yourself for at least 30 minutes.

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