Street running is the fastest growing sport in the world. Because it is versatile and adaptable to any practitioner’s routine, it has been gaining countless supporters of different ages and social classes. To run, just have a pair of sneakers! Whether on asphalt, grass, beach sand or clay, the race is unanimous among its practitioners. Few modalities allow, on a daily basis, a change of scenery and contact with nature. The socialization, the challenge and the abundant competition calendar stimulate the practice and continuity in the sport.
If you are still not convinced that even after reading everything I wrote, I will start playing hard and show you a small part of the NUMBER benefits caused by street racing!
Let’s go to what matters:
IMPROVING CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONING.
If you run frequently, you will certainly be less tired to perform your daily tasks. Improving the cardiovascular condition leads to decreasing the risk of problems such as stroke and high blood pressure. If you want more health in your life, run!
REDUCING BLOOD PRESSURE AND REST HEART RATE.
A stronger heart needs less effort to do its job and does not succumb to our busy routine problems. Running controls our blood pressure and prevents stress from overcoming us. If you want to have less pressure spikes, bet on the race!
INCREASED BONE MINERAL DENSITY OF LOWER MEMBERS.
Did you know that running improves the structural quality of your bone? Stronger bone = healthier person!
One of the major problems faced at a better age is bone mineral fragility. Over time, it is natural to lose muscle mass and bone mass, leading to a risk of falls and functional dependence. And what is FUNCTIONAL DEPENDENCE, TEACHER? We have become dependent on simpler tasks, such as going to the bathroom, sitting at the table, eating. So, if you want to grow old in a healthy way, run!
Now that you understand how cool and stimulating street running is, I’ll give you some tips:
- Wear comfortable clothes that allow you the freedom to move.
- Wear sneakers and COMFORTABLE socks that make running even more enjoyable.
- Before starting your run, prepare your body for movement. Warm up with educational exercises, mobility movements, and dynamic stretches.
- Start slowly, focus on your breathing and enjoy the exercise. For beginners, every kilometer is a great achievement. You don’t need to accelerate all the time, just don’t stop.
After mentioning several benefits and giving you running tips, here’s a very interesting piece of advice: follow a training spreadsheet, as this will make your workouts more specific, help with your goal and prevent you from wearing out with workouts at excesses.