Saturday, July 23, 2011

Running Brings out the Best of Us

One of the most common questions that arise in our mind is the comparable effect of running with other methods of physical training, like exercises, aerobics, yoga, etc. The most important point with running, as well as other forms of physical training is either you like them or you hate them. For certain people, these activities could even be a love-hate relationship.

To some people, running appears to be tedious, exhausting, and painful. Let us first analyze why we want to run. Normally, running is undertaken as an exercise to lose weight or to tone up the leg muscles. However, the benefits of running do not there. The overall improvement in the physical health is the biggest outcome of running. Very few people realize that the lifestyle of a runner is unique in several ways. It is high time we ponder how running brings out the best in us.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Why Are You Running?

If you ask any runner why he or she is running, that person would not be able to give you an immediate answer. The reason is simple. Running is a multi-faceted activity that it is not easy to come up with an easy answer or a single reason for running. The thought processes that motivate a person to run are endless. They could be philosophical, unique, intriguing, insightful, and special, if we explore deep into the reasons for running. Most running would only say that they feel exhilarated when running regularly and feel bad and depressed when they are unable to run.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Goal Achieved! What's next?

Running just like all the other things in life needs constant support and motivation in order to ensure that the person continues to pursue it. If you want the ball to remain in action, you have to keep on dribbling it. Motivation of the right kind will ensure that even after you have successfully achieved your running goals that you had chalked out for yourself, you still have more to achieve.

Monday, June 6, 2011

10 Essential Steps to Get Back on Track

Whether you are a fresh runner or an old hand in running, remember that dropping the habit of running happens to the majority of people all over the world. At one point in time, you might find yourself without any motivation to run and you might stop running altogether. This is when you need help and assistance to get back on track and resume the practice of running regularly. Ten major steps to help you get back on the running track are presented here.

Monday, May 23, 2011

5 Motivating Running Movies

Perhaps it's raining and you really don't feel like running, eventhough you should. Sit back and enjoy these five great movies and give yourself a mental treat for your next running activities.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Remember to Reward Yourself

We’ve all heard and experienced the carrot and the stick syndrome and know that what really works is the carrot. When you reward yourself in your motivation and fitness regime, you are bound to see success over and over again.

The right kind of reward system really works. The moment you are able to set for yourself achievable and time bound goals, you will be excited when you reach them because a reward waiting for you. This will spur you quicker to be able to reach your goals.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Great Audio Books for Enjoyable Running

Nowadays, we get very little time to read books. The advent of audio books had helped us listen to what we want to read and get the full benefit of reading, even while we are busy with other activities.