Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Reasons To Run In the Morning

Happy 2014!
Today is New Year's Day, and many people will make resolutions to be more fit and active this year. It's a great idea to have, but it is one that need following through, as well as time, effort, and dedication.
If you've made a resolution to run more this year, participate in a marathon, or just be more active, running in the morning can be the best time for many to fulfill that wish. It however can be tough getting in a routine of getting up at the crack of dawn and putting on those running shoes. Here are five reasons, adapted from the Huffington Post, as to why running in the morning is the best time:

  1. Dedication. You'll soon realize that you're different from everyone else who is snug under their covers, sleeping away prime running time. So what drives you to get out of bed every morning? That's different for every person and each day you may have a unique answer. 
  2. Solitude. You will be able to hear the natural world more closely and clearly than any other time of day. Birds waking up, chirping to each other. The sun rising in the east. Coffee pots being turned on. With little traffic, you'll be able to concentrate on your task at hand. For some, running in the morning is the best time for reflection.
  3. Energy. This may seem like an oxymoron. But getting up early and doing a workout provides people with more energy and productivity throughout the entire day. You'll also be more tired at the end of the day!
  4. Community. There are very few people out that early in the morning, and soon you will know or become friends with them all. You'll understand the dedication and determination it takes to get out there that early.
  5. Sunrise. The beauty of a morning sunrise, seen by so very few. That is your daily reward. Enjoy and appreciate each new day, and every day that you are able to get up and run. 

If you are a runner with a foot or ankle problem, call our Rocky Hill or Middletown office to make an appointment.
Jeffrey S. Kahn, DPM
Connecticut Foot Care Centers
Sports Medicine Podiatrist in CT
Podiatrist in Rocky Hill and Middletown, CT
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