1. FOR RESULTS, BE CONSISTENT & COMMITTED!
Committing to being physically active means creating a plan for an activity or set of activities that can be done with consistency. Without a plan or thought into how the activity will be sustained, realistically, you may be in consistent and working out with consistency is important to achieve fitness results. A commitment to a regular physical activity will increase your fitness level, improve your health and generate a greater sense of well-being and self-confidence.
2. Need to keep motivated? Try tracking your progress.
Keeping motivated is important and when you are working hard, tracking yourself can become overlooked in terms of distance & calories. The Nike+ Running app tracks distance, pace, time and calories burned with GPS, giving you audio feedback as you run. Automatically upload to nikeplus.com to see your runs, including your route and elevation. (www.nike.com)
3. When should you replace your Running Shoes?
Running in old or worn-out shoes is one of the most common causes of overuse injuries due to the increased strain and impact on your legs and feet. Generally running shoes should be replaced every 6-9 months, depending on your running style, body weight, and the surface on which you run. If you run outdoors, you may need to replace your running shoes sooner than if you normally run on a treadmill.
4. Eating Before a Workout
Eating at the right time is important when working out. Even an empty stomach can disturb your workout. It is ideal to have something rich in carbohydrates and also something that is easily digestible 1.5 to 2 hours prior to any workout. Listed are some carbohydrates that can help prevent hunger during exercise and give you energy. Here's a list of foods that are considered ideal to eat before a workout:
- Natural Oatmeal
- Yogurt with a handful of nuts
- Green salad with protein from meat, chicken or fish
- Small sandwich with lettuce, tomato, light cheese and lean turkey