Running and Exercise Advice for Health and Wellness

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Marleny Hucks
Marleny Hucks
Marlene (or Marleny as she is known in Spanish) is a mentor, teacher, cross-cultural trainer, storyteller, writer, and for those who have been under her leadership or simply sat across the table from her, she is a mirror of destiny. Her love of word and image were formed early on by one of her heroes, Dr. Seuss. If you asked those who know her well, they would describe her a compassionate, funny, wise, curious, honest, real, strong, sensitive and totally human which comes out as she teaches and writes. She sees all of life, even the most mundane, through faith and believes that who we become as we live this side of the veil is what matters not the journey itself or our circumstances. Marleny Hucks has spent her life crossing bridges. She comes from a diverse background of ministry roles and contexts as well as has transitioned in and out of the business world. Having lived outside the country as well as traveled extensively she has a fascination with culture causes her to live her life within a global mosaic no matter where her feet are planted. Marlene currently lives in South Carolina with her husband David, who owns a news company but who she says is a “crime fighter”, bringing light into darkness in their systems of their city. Marleny currently works as a content management specialist covering Myrtle Beach News for MyrtleBeachSC News.

Exercise is an important building block of a healthy life. Until you’ve incorporated it into your daily routine, you are never going to be truly healthy. It can be very difficult knowing how to exercise if it is not something that you have done before, though. 

This post hopes to help you if you are having difficulty with running and exercising. In it, you will find advice tailored to individuals who are unfit and not used to getting active. 

Before beginning, it is also important to stress the necessity of a healthy diet. You need good food to supercharge your body.

Reading Online Articles

If you are interested in exercise, start by reading online guides, just like this one. A blog about sports and fitness will help you to get a better understanding of what you need to do to meet your goals and improve your physical condition. It’s important to note that you should only ever read guides written by experts, ideally ones who are experienced in the different sports that you are fascinated by. For example, read articles by somebody who’s an expert in trail running if you want to take it up as a hobby.

Buying Proper Gear

Running and exercise can lead to you injuring yourself if you do not have proper equipment. Lots of people who are new to exercise make the mistake of hitting trails or gyms without investing in essential gear first. Before purchasing any kind of exercise gear, make sure that you take some time to read individual item reviews. A product’s reviews will tell you everything you need to know about and help you to make a decision relative to whether or not it is suitable for you and your needs.

Understanding the Risks

Make sure that you also take some time to understand the risks associated with getting into exercise for the first time. If you try to push yourself too hard, you could end up suffering from some kind of health issue. If you have existing health problems such as heart issues, pushing yourself too hard can also end up with you having to go to hospital. 

If you’re in very, very bad physical condition, make sure that you pace yourself and exercise gently. Only when you are in good physical condition can you begin pushing yourself to an extreme limit.

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Pacing Yourself

Pacing yourself is very important, even if you’re already fit. Pushing yourself too hard can lead to delayed recovery times. You also need to make sure that you give yourself rest days if you are performing weight lifting or other exercises of that kind. Lots of new people try to exercise every single day.

If you do this, you are not going to make meaningful changes and you are not going to give your body time to recover. If your body cannot recover, it cannot build muscle. If it cannot build muscle, you obviously won’t meet your goals.

Exercise is a great way to prolong your life and change it for the better. There are many different types for you to immerse yourself in. Make sure that you find the kind that’s right for you. You can do that by following the guidance issued here.

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