Five Tips to Get Better at Running
- by amino VITAL
No matter how we work out or what we do, there is always room for a little improvement. For those that love to run, we want to give a few helpful hints to improve your running. We have five tips that are great for anyone, whether you’re an experienced runner or a beginner in the world of exercising.
Work on Your Running Form
The more you run, simply put, the better you will be at it. It is not enough to simply go out and run, though, but rather running while putting into practice good exercise habits. One of the best pieces of advice we can offer is to spend a bit extra time running while doing what you can to run with good form. When you run, you want to make sure you are not overworking any parts of your body, and good running form ensures that you will not. For example, you want to make sure you run tall to avoid your glutes from working too hard. Form is one of the best fixes anyone can make to improve their running.
Stay Hydrated While Running
Keeping your body hydrated while working out is important to continue to run smoothly, both figuratively and literally. The best way to do that is with aminoVITAL’s Action pack. Whether you’re running or performing some other form of exercise, our Action pack has vegan BCAAs to replenish your body’s muscles while you’re working out to help you not only perform during the workout but also to get a jumpstart on the healing process once you finish. With zero added sugars, you are treating your body right while staying hydrated during your next run.
Stretching For Runners
Stretching out before and after every single run is an excellent way to keep your body healthy and fit for each and every run. Stretching before is key in limbering up and getting your body flexible and prepared for the work you are about to do. Stretching after a run also keeps your body functioning properly and helps you to keep flexible. Flexibility is key to running, especially hip mobility, which is something that some, especially newer runners, may overlook in their training regimen. Stretching can also help you to avoid injury while running.
Sleeping is Essential For Runners
Your body needs a healthy dose of sleep every single night to ensure that you are performing at the top of its game. It can be easy to just ‘sleep’, but like we highlighted when talking about form, it’s important to do it right and do it right on a regular basis. Ensuring that you go to bed at roughly the same time each night, getting between seven and nine hours of sleep and doing so on a nightly basis, turning the temperature to your preferred setting before settling into bed, and eliminating using your electronic devices 30-60 minutes before going to bed are all great ways to improve your sleep and bedtime routine.
Rest is Essential For Runners
Sleeping is, of course, a primary form of rest, but it is also important to rest your body while awake too. Overworking your body is a very real threat to your overall fitness, so it is important to avoid running your absolute hardest every single day. Scaling back your runs if you are a daily runner, or simply running 5-6 times a week instead of all seven days are very effective ways to treat your body well. You can also enjoy an active recovery day to keep your body moving while doing something different than your usual running routine. Running is an excellent way to keep fit, and that’s why we want to ensure that you’re doing it safely!