Greetings, i hope everyone reading this is well.Happy new Month (a bit late but better late than never right). So i have three weeks to my second brown belt grading for Wu Shu Kwan(29 weeks to black belt) and about 5 weeks to my first Half Marathon.
So unless you are a celebrity and have hundreds of assistants to do certain jobs for you or maybe an elite athlete, in which case training is actually your job then im sure you understand how hard it can be to find time to fit your training/ exercise in. Most of us have jobs,university, families, friends and just normal day to day chores that we need to get done that it can seem impossible to fit me time let alone any exercise at all.
The good news is that just half an hour does a lot of good for you, so get your gear on and lets go running.
- RUNNING MAKES YOU HAPPY
30 minutes of running will release endorphin, the happy hormones. More often, a quick blast will be much more beneficial than a very long run in terms of recovery and avoiding tiredness. it will make you feel alive and revitalised. A quick run is a great way to de-stress.
2. YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT
Running for at least 30 minutes will guarantee a minimum of between 200-500 calories.It will also kick-start your metabolism and help you burn fat. Not only will you burn fat, but your body continues to burn fat after your run which can last up to 48 hours. A 30 minute run whatever your pace, ability or speed will help your weight loss goals.I prefer to run first thing in the morning meaning i make a conscious effort to eat more healthy during the day so as not to undo all my hard work. Does anyone else think like this?
3. YOU WILL RECOVER QUICKLY
30 minutes of running does not overstretch and overuse the muscles, making you less likely to get injuries. If you recover properly with stretching and the right food, you will be able to feel more refreshed in a shorter time and be ready for a longer run next time.
4. RESTFUL SLEEP
A minimum of 30 minutes running might even help with restful sleep. It’s not ideal to run just before your bed time, its more ideal to run in the morning or a few hours before a night’s sleep. Running has been found to reduce anxiety and may also help with depression in a healthy way.
5. DEFINE YOUR MUSCLES
30 minutes of running (plus healthy eating) will help tighten your stomach, strengthen your quads and change your body for the better overall. Just 30 minutes a day for 5 days can make a very big difference. Who does not want a tight stomach and strong quads? So put on those trainers and lets go :-).
Peace & Love