Congratulations! You’ve finally decided on improving your physical fitness. If you are new to running and an overweight, remember that might be a bit more challenging for you than it is for others. But don’t worry, we have just the right tips for you to make this process easier.
Being overweight should not stop you from losing weight and living a healthier life. And the best part is, all you need is a pair of good running shoes. Here are a few tips that you need to follow:
1. Suitable Running Program
Once you get your medical clearance from the doctor, you need a fitness program that develops your fitness gradually. When we say gradual, we mean slowly. There is no need for you to rush into things, or you might get yourself injured. Running to lose weight is easy but expecting to run long distances right from the beginning is rather farfetched and unrealistic.
2. Time Your Runs
Other than a pair of running shoes, you might always want to get a watch. Timing your runs will allow you to understand where you stand and where you can be. This is not something you will have to carry all the way. A nice little digital watch on your wrist will not only make you more efficient but also look good.
3. Pushing Yourself
You can start your runs initially with a 30 min walk and then building on from there. Being overweight means, you might not have the stamina to run for 10 mins straight. But that doesn’t mean you can never develop the endurance for that. Once you learn your current limits, you can always keep pushing yourself by adding more time and distances into your workout.
4. Eat Right
One of the most important things in fitness is knowing what you need to do for sustaining the results. If you’re not eating right and working tirelessly on your training, it won’t make much of a difference.
You need to consume the right amount of carbs and calories – not more not less to make sure you have the energy to keep going and also don’t develop excess fat. Eating healthy foods and cutting down on oil and fried items will help you prevent heart disease as well, which is important for you, especially as a dad.
Being overweight is not a sin; you need the right guidance and the will to follow them religiously. Working on your fitness is essential for all dads out there, it is important for them and their families.