Walking Just 30 Minutes a Day Has Tons of Health Benefits





Women’s Running

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Even if it’s a rest day or you just don’t have time to get in a workout, here’s why you should still set aside a half hour and get walking.

Walking Just 30 Minutes a Day Has Tons of Health BenefitsHere’s why you should still set aside a half hour and get walking.womensrunning.com

Walking Just 30 Minutes a Day Has Tons of Health Benefits





Women’s Running

@WomensRunning

·


Even if it’s a rest day or you just don’t have time to get in a workout, here’s why you should still set aside a half hour and get walking.

Walking Just 30 Minutes a Day Has Tons of Health BenefitsHere’s why you should still set aside a half hour and get walking.womensrunning.com

our bodies are made to MOVE….


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Post-strength session selfie right before Boris decided to close gyms across the UK, effectively taking away a huge outlet for peoples mental and physical health. However, totally understandable in light of the current pandemic. Before the huge national lockdown in March, I was hitting the gym 4 times a week but was struggling with my motivation- why was I there? I felt out of touch with actually ENJOYING exercise.
Lockdown helped me to understand why- because exercise is good for my health, because it allows me to be the best version of myself and gives me the opportunity to be better, and because our bodies are made to MOVE. It actually did me some good because it stoked my interest and motivation again.
When the lockdown lifted, I felt like I was starting from day 1. Home workouts just dont cut it the same! Now, we are all eagerly waiting for December 3rd…if the lockdown lifts then.

I’m now crazy busy training to become a primary school teacher. My days are long and full on, so I realise now it’s more important than ever to make sure I’m feeding my body the food it needs, and getting that movement in on a daily basis. With gyms closed again, we are all having to find new ways to workout. I’m not stressed about my routine. Not anymore. I’ve had to change my outlook, and see that movement is good for us no matter how slow or fast paced it is. I’m using this account to share my fitness journey, keep accountable, and connect with like-minded instagrammers.

#fitnessjourney #fitness #wellbeing #mindful #weightlifting #cardio #circuits #lockdown2020 #nike #usapro

our bodies are made to MOVE….


mindful_ell
Post-strength session selfie right before Boris decided to close gyms across the UK, effectively taking away a huge outlet for peoples mental and physical health. However, totally understandable in light of the current pandemic. Before the huge national lockdown in March, I was hitting the gym 4 times a week but was struggling with my motivation- why was I there? I felt out of touch with actually ENJOYING exercise.
Lockdown helped me to understand why- because exercise is good for my health, because it allows me to be the best version of myself and gives me the opportunity to be better, and because our bodies are made to MOVE. It actually did me some good because it stoked my interest and motivation again.
When the lockdown lifted, I felt like I was starting from day 1. Home workouts just dont cut it the same! Now, we are all eagerly waiting for December 3rd…if the lockdown lifts then.

I’m now crazy busy training to become a primary school teacher. My days are long and full on, so I realise now it’s more important than ever to make sure I’m feeding my body the food it needs, and getting that movement in on a daily basis. With gyms closed again, we are all having to find new ways to workout. I’m not stressed about my routine. Not anymore. I’ve had to change my outlook, and see that movement is good for us no matter how slow or fast paced it is. I’m using this account to share my fitness journey, keep accountable, and connect with like-minded instagrammers.

#fitnessjourney #fitness #wellbeing #mindful #weightlifting #cardio #circuits #lockdown2020 #nike #usapro

When was the last time you took full rest day.?

Rest Days are Key to Staying Healthy

Planning a full rest day into your routine can actually make you a better runner. Here’s how it works.

August 26, 2020Amanda Smith


Whether training for your next marathon or your first 5K, there is something crucial that can sometimes be neglected by women with a lot of ambition—rest (especially in the form of one full rest day).

When rest is neglected, training suffers. Adequate rest and nutrition throughout any training process are the best ways to ensure not only performance, but overall good health and injury prevention. According to the 2020 National Runner Survey, half of all respondents had an injury that kept them from running for four or more days in the last 12 months.

Fitting in rest days are crucial to keeping your body going in the long run. “It’s extra time to allow for all the, essentially, mechanical repair to go on in the body; production of collagen to repair tendons, muscles, bones, all those tissues taking some breakdown in normal exercise,” says Robert Wayner, PT, DPT, and director of the Ohio Center for Running Performance. A rest day also allows the body to build energy stores back up. “We know that our athletes, over a six-day training period, they may start the week off with full tanks and really good energy balance. But as the week wears on then, especially since some of their workouts are more demanding than others, those more demanding ones are going to take a longer period of time to essentially recoup from caloric energy-wise,” he says. One consequence of continually skipping the rest day and not allowing energy stores to build back up is developing Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) that Wayner says he sees runners fall into inadvertently.

A lot of runners feel guilt around taking a rest day, which comes as a result of a society that glorifies productivity and hyper-competitiveness. Those feelings are especially felt by women who try to ‘do it all.’ The reality is that you cannot train to your full potential if you never let off the gas. Eventually something will break down. For that reason, a group of runners created an Instagram account dedicated solely to idealizing rest where they show how runners like Colleen Quigley, Amelia Boone, or Molly Seidel spend their rest days.

Women’s Running@WomensRunning