Caregivers in Stratford CT
Global Running Day might sound like intimidating holiday, especially if you are a non-runner. However, Global Running Day (June 1st) was established to inspire people of all ages and skill levels to go for a run for the sake of health and fitness. Even running one block or two is a way to participate in Global Running Day. For family caregivers who are looking for a way to get more exercise and to improve their health and wellbeing, running can be a great activity. If you are new to running, Global Running Day is a great day to get started. You can be confident in the fact that many new runners will also be joining you on June 1st. For family caregivers who are interested in giving running a try for health and fitness, here are a few tips to help get you started:
If you attempt to run too far or too fast on your first try, you will be more prone to injury and muscle soreness. Instead, work your way up to a goal by increasing your pace and distance as you begin to feel more comfortable. Some beginners may even prefer to start with a walking routine before working up to a run.
Wear Proper Shoes
When it comes to running, the proper footwear is key. When you don’t wear comfortable, supportive shoes, it can put you at risk for injury and soreness. To find shoes that are right for you, visit a sporting goods store and get fitted for running shoes. Some professionals at these stores will even be able to analyze your stride and recommend shoes that will be best for the way you run.
Run with a Buddy
Running with a friend can be more enjoyable than running by yourself. In addition, having a “running buddy” can help keep you on track with your running and fitness goals. You can help to keep each other accountable and encourage each other on tough workout days.
When you run, you will likely lose some fluids due to sweating. It is important to replenish your body’s fluids so that your muscles stay hydrated and pain-free and so that you can prevent lightheadedness or headaches. If you can’t bring a water bottle with you, have one ready and waiting at home so that you can drink water right when you finish your run.
If you or an aging loved one are considering caregivers in Stratford, CT, or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Fairfield, CT at 203-923-8866.