Running, Easy As 1, 2, 3
Exercise is a staple in any well-rounded wellness practice. However many people don’t know what kind of exercise is best for them. Lots of people try yoga and Pilates as they are talked about a lot when it comes to mindfulness, but these types of exercises are not for everybody.
Enter your good friend running. When you’re running, you’re able to enjoy quiet time with yourself, and you can focus on the positive. (In addition, the endorphins kick in and make you feel better.)
But do you know how to run…like really? We know you can put one foot in front of the other and move fast, but do you know how to run properly? If you’re curious on how to improve your running here are 3 tips to get you moving faster, better.
- Mirror action – This may sound silly but when you can see yourself doing things you make better corrections. Get in front of the mirror and march in place; knee up, knee down to form a 90-degree angle. Do this for 30-second intervals, 6 times.
- Relax – Many people tighten their body when they run. Next time you’re running, lightly close your hand and rest your thumb on your pointer finger. This motion forces your head and neck to stay down and relaxed, therefore helping your entire body relax.
- Never heel first – Your toe should always hit the ground first when you’re running. Running like this will make for a much better running experience.
Does running or walking help you to be more mindful?
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