Everyone has heard, lack of movement is our generations deadly disease. Obesity comes in second for preventive deaths, only behind smoking. Our lives have shifted so much. The rocking 60’s was a generation that love to get out, party and dance. Fast forward, our lives have become centralised around our homes. We can do practically everything from the tap of our iPhones. This article, I’m going to show you how you can get off the couch and turn your fitness around in 4 weeks.
Scientific research proves that regular exercise can lower your chances of preventable diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes and other cancers. You are only looking at 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week to get some positive health outcomes. These activities consist of effort, but a conversation can still be carried out. Or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise, that makes you out of breath and puff. One of the most popular forms of exercise is still running. Running is an all body workout, which requires a lot of effort. This is what makes it so beneficial.
Now let us settle the argument about this issue. That running is bad for your knees? You need to understand how bones and muscles work firstly. Joints need impact to allow blood and nutrients. Getting into those deeper area’s of the joint that are starved. Every time you run, jump or punch there is a compression of the two articular surfaces. Compression and retracting of the two bones of the joint allows a pumping motion. The pumping motion brings red blood cells into the area assisting with repair and recovery. Another bonus of running is the strengthening of muscles either side of adjoining bones increase stability and resilience.
When we experience pain, in or around the knee. We often conclude that the knee is stuffed. This isn’t always associated with femoral condyles or tibia plateau of the joint but referred muscular and connected tissue dysfunction. These are some conditions that can cause pain into the knee can include –
Now let’s get down to work. If you want to go from couch to running, it is important you do the following steps.
Running should be for everyone. When you first start anything for the first time it’s uncomfortable. If you follow these steps, then you’ll have a great experience. Losing weight, improving your cardiovascular fitness and finding more energy throughout the day. Just do it and you won’t look back.