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Discover The Benefits Of Running! How To Get Started, Lose Weight & Stay Motivated
In this book you'll find everything you need to know on starting and enjoying running!
How to get moving when you're stuck on the couch
Why running is the most efficient form of exercise
How to choose the best running shoes
How to run during and after pregnancy
How to easily prevent common running injuries
What types of sports bras actually work
How to build up distance slowly and easily
Much, much more..
Congratulations! You have taken the first step to start improving your general health and fitness just by reading this intro! Having the right mind-set and thinking positively is such a big part of running and, by motivating yourself to get active; you’ve already proven that you have a real desire to be a fitter, healthier and better you. I’ve been running for quite some time now, years and years in fact, and I still get a real buzz from slipping on my trainers and hitting the road or trail or wherever my run takes me on that day. But I was a beginner once too, everyone was. I used to think that running was a great way to lose weight and that was all I was interested in, but when I became more of a regular runner and found myself hooked on the sport I was amazed at all the advantages there are to it;

It Makes You Feel Great
The first one may be blatantly obvious but I can’t overstate how true it is. Let’s look at some of the science behind this statement. Running, like other cardiovascular exercises e.g. swimming and cycling, helps to stimulate your body to release endorphins, which are one of the brain’s chemicals known as neurotransmitters; they send electrical messages to the nervous system and tend to relieve stress and also pain. They can make you feel energized and often euphoric during and after your training and the effect is usually referred to as ‘runner’s high’. It’s a guilt-free pick-me-up!

Lose Fat
One of the most common reasons that women turn to running is often the knowledge that it helps to burn fat. But what are the figures behind it? This question is a little like ‘how long is a piece of string’? The number of calories that you burn will depend on your weight, how long you run for, your fitness levels and the speed that you’re running at. But as a very general rule of thumb you will burn an average of 100 calories per 10 minutes of running at about 6 miles per hour (which is about 9.65km per hour). So if you run for 30 minutes you’re burning the equivalent of a small Mars Bar. Not bad!

It’s (almost) Free!
What’s the saying? The best things in life are free! Well, running comes under that heading. To become a runner you won’t need to pay hefty gym membership fees or invest in expensive gear. Aside from a good pair of trainers and, for the ladies out there, a supportive sports bra you won’t need much more to kick-start your running.

Running Buddies
Running can be a way of socializing as well as a great way of getting fit. There are running clubs all over the world that accept new members; you can meet new people while you improve your health and well-being. It’s win win! Running is also a great way to catch up with friends or to spend some quality time with your partner. You’ll be surprised how fast the miles go when you’re chatting and enjoying the company of others.

And finally…It’s Fun! I Promise
The paramount reason that you should run and the reason that once you have started you won’t be able to stop is because it is fun! You will have a great time running, challenging yourself and doing things that you never thought you would be able to.

So what are you waiting for? Click "add to cart" and let’s get started!

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 231 KB
  • Print Length: 79 pages
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KFBV198
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

Customer Reviews

Perfect for beginners

2 people found this helpful.
 on 20 August 2014
By Lesley H
I thought I might try running in an effort to tone-up, lose weight and to improve my general health. I’m in my mid forties and, to be honest, I thought I might be too old, but this book has given me the courage and motivation to give it a try.

You’ll never look at “running” the same way again

One person found this helpful.
 on 15 August 2014
By Sky Nealon
A brilliant guide that motivates you to get off the couch and start running. The depth of topics that the author covers will seriously make your eyes open, as who knew something like running, an exercise which looked so simple can actually be quite complex, from making sure you have the right equipment i.e. getting your feet measured as to how they make contact with the ground to running shoes that fit your properly, strategies to maintain hydration during training, and how to train and gear yourself up to for a 5km or 10km race.

Really encouraging

One person found this helpful.
 on 24 April 2016
By Dawny
Plan is easy to follow and understand. Really clear and encouraging. Feel like this is something I can actually achieve. A good readable. The book goes through all the information and advice you could need in order to get motivated from the couch to a10k run.

Fab

 on 4 October 2015
By N Blain
Easy to read, breaks down the jargon and has good basic training plans to get you started. Excellent for beginners

Five Stars

 on 22 April 2015
By kelsjogger
Just what I was looking for as a woman new to running
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