You get fit to run, not run to get fit

You get fit to run, not run to get fit.

Something i have learnt this summer is you need to have a good level of fitness before you start running. This may sound as an oxymoron as we often see adverts saying run to get fit.

I disagree. If we are totally unfit, the last thing we should do is go for a run. That is why so many people start running and after a few attempts, they stop.

What we should be doing is start slowly. Maybe start walking, cycling or swimming. Lower impact sports to help build our fitness first.

Once we have reached a reasonable level of fitness, then we could start running to get fitter.

Make sense? Join me with #55Alive

I done it! #55Alive and keeping mind active

Oh yes, i have done it!

Part of my #55Alive challenge is to encourage others to be more active, both physically and mentally.

For me, my challenge was to make me more mentally active by blogging everyday.

It started 31st May and it is now 3rd September. Over 90 consecutive days to keep my mind more active. If i can do it, you can too.

How would you want to keep your mind more active?

You could start a blog also? read a book? Do a five minute mind puzzle game each day?

You decide. Join me on #55Alive