Happy and Healthy…Start Walking or Running and Get On Track!
By: Jared Denson
We all want to live happy, healthy lives (or so I hope). One way to get on track is to begin walking or running daily. Whether your goals are weight-loss, toning, or just to clear the cob webs from your head, walking or running can help you reach your objectives. Through my experience as a long-time runner and veteran of the 10K Atlanta Peachtree Road Race, I’ve come to identify a couple tips and resources that will definitely keep you on track.
- Check out Running in the U.S.A. or the Road Runners Club of America. These are in my opinion the most useful running resources on the net. They have all sorts of useful information about running. For example, Running in the U.S.A. lists races all over the country…click on the map to find a race in your area.
- Find and attend a race in your own neighborhood! All you have to do is navigate to your state on Running in the U.S.A. and it shows all the known races nearby. Many of the races have small entry fees with proceeds benefitting a good cause. If you’re aiming towards a main goal, it’s easier to stay on track.
- Set small, incremental goals for yourself. Just because you can’t finish a 5K today doesn’t mean you will never be able to!
- Be consistent. Try and find a partner – you will motivate each other!
Remember to always check with your doctor before starting any exercise program, and also remember to stay hydrated! In addition, you can check out our February 25th TGIFYGDF post for the CDC’s article on Healthy and Nutritional Tips.
Be good to yourself…
And, remember…Feed Your Good Dog, so your good dog always wins!