👟 Invest in Proper Footwear: Get fitted for running shoes that suit your foot type and running style to ensure comfort and prevent injuries.
🚶♀️ Start with a Walking Program: Gradually build fitness by starting with a walking program before incorporating running intervals.
🎯 Set Realistic Goals: Motivate yourself with achievable short-term goals, gradually increasing difficulty as you progress.
🗓️ Create a Schedule: Establish a consistent running schedule, aiming for at least three to four days a week with rest days.
🏋️♂️ Warm-up and Cool Down: Always warm-up before running and cool down afterward, including stretching to improve flexibility.
🤔 Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to your body's signals, address pain, and take breaks if necessary.
🏃♀️ Start with Run/Walk Approach: Incorporate intervals of running and walking, gradually increasing running time and reducing walking time.
📈 Progress Gradually: Increase running time or distance by no more than 10% each week to avoid overuse injuries.
🛤️ Vary Your Routes: Prevent boredom and engage different muscles by exploring different running routes.
💧 Stay Hydrated and Nourished: Ensure proper hydration and nutrition for sustained energy and recovery.