It is true.
How you start your day massively impacts how the rest of your day goes. Having been part of the ‘remote work club’ ever since 2019, finding the right balance between work and an active lifestyle has always been a priority for me. However, only recently have I begun actively focusing on making better decisions for my body and mind.
Being someone who loves the endorphin rush post a good workout, I enjoy cardio more than any other form of exercise. I personally prefer outdoor environments over working out at home — and consequentially, two of my favorite cardio workouts are swimming and running.
I began running in the morning since April this year and have tried to remain consistent with my efforts ever since. What I absolutely love about running is that you do not require a fancy gym membership, any particular workout equipment or a trainer. All you need is a pair of good running shoes and you are all set!
In this blog, I want to share some of the benefits I personally experienced by making a few lifestyle changes — waking up a little earlier in the morning to devote 30–40 mins of my day for a run in the park.
1. Weight Loss & Muscle Building
Running burns approximately 100 calories per 1.5 kilometer, and it is known to be the best form of workout, if weight loss is your goal. As it is a metabolically-driven exercise, you will burn calories even after your run.
For better overall results, you must combine running with a healthier diet. You could start by cutting out sugar and reducing consumption of red meats, processed foods and takeaways. I usually eat home-cooked (mostly vegetarian) food six days of the week and relax my diet over the weekend, when I may go out to explore a new food joint or cook up something extravagant 😁 Indulging in your favorite comfort food once a week is absolutely alright, if you also remember to control your portions.
By combining daily morning runs with…