We are always encouraging our patients to live the healthiest life possible. We start by being an example. Our dedicated running club hits the trails each week.
Some Useful Tips and Tricks
According to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, “Even 5 – 10 minutes a day of low-intensity running is enough to extend life by several years, compared to not running at all.”
Tips for Runners:
Invest in a good pair of running shoes that cater to your running style: There are many different types of running shoes that will boost your running.
Join a running group: Running with a group will keep you motivated and is a great way to meet people in your community – just ask members of our club!
Develop a plan: There are great running plans available online or at your local running store. You can also download many apps that map out a running trail for you (such as “Map My Run”).
Get fueled: Don’t underestimate the power of getting fuels before you run! The ideal meal, about an hour and a half before your run, is a 200-calorie meal that consists of complex carbs and proteins. Not eating enough before your run can make you feel fatigued; eating too close can cause an upset stomach. And don’t forget to eat after your run. It is recommended that you eat a 4:1 ratio of carbs to protein 30-40 minutes after your run to allow your muscles to rebuild quickly.
Warm up: Before starting your run be sure to warm up all muscle groups with stretching and a light walk. This will reduce the risk of injury and muscle tightness during your run.
Stay hydrated: Remember to drink, drink, drink! Drinking 16 ounces of water an hour before your run will prevent you from dehydration and improve your performance.
Change of scenery: Try a variety of different routes and trails so you always have a new location to look forward to.