Celebrate Global Running Day Safely

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Wednesday, June 5, is Global Running Day. According to the information on the international website:

Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving. It doesn’t matter how fast you run or how far you go—what’s important is that you take part, and how you do it is up to you. Run a lap around your block, take your dog for a long walk, or call your friends for a pick-up game in the park. The important thing is that you have fun being active—and you inspire others to join you.

So, I would like to give everyone from those beginning their running/exercising on June 5 to experienced runners some tips on how to support your body while you run/exercise.

Tips for Supporting a Successful Run/Exercise Session

Tip 1: Create a warm-up that you never skip. Include simple strength training, stretching, and building of your leg muscles. Here is my own warm-up that I’ve been sharing with people since I first wrote this post in 2009:

  • I start my day with some wall pushups. That’s where you stand against the wall and push yourself off with your arms. This builds your upper body strength, posture and keeps the shoulders from rotating forward (i.e. slumping!).
  • Next, I do 10-15 minutes of stretches. Some call it yoga, but it’s really just stretching postures. Most of what Westerners associate with “yoga” has as much to do with yoga as Wonder Bread does with Holy Communion.
  • The stretching gets me limber for my super squats (See Module 23 of my Completement Now Health Program). I’m doing several sets of 12 each day. They really get my pulse racing.

Tip 2: If you are a beginner, start and build your program slowly. For example, start with five minutes of slow walking during the coolest part of the day. Do this 4 or 5 days a week, because your body appreciates consistency. Once you can walk for five minutes easily, then increase your walk by 5 minutes. Continue to increase the amount of time you spend walking per day, as your body dictates, until you are walking 30-35 minutes per day.

Tip 3: Make sure you hydrate properly. I always suggest people at a minimum drink half their body weight in pounds in ounces of water with 1/4 teaspoon of unprocessed salt (sea, Celtic, Himalayan, etc.) in every 32 ounces of water you drink. Later this week, I will be writing a review of the book, The Salt Fix, where I will discuss why using unprocessed salt in your water helps you stay hydrated and provides over 70 trace minerals which every exerciser needs.

Tip 4: Supplement minerals and protein while you run/exercise. These important nutrients can be exhausted as they are used for fuel for your running/exercise. Additionally, minerals are lost through sweating. Here is an excerpt from an email from a customer, the father of a family of athletes. They use ReMag, ReMyte, and ReStructure to remineralize, build muscle, and enhance their athletic performance:

I consumed your Restructure Protein Powder on a 100 mile bike ride a couple days ago, and my body had great results! I did what you mentioned; I added Restructure to my 23 oz water bottles that we’re laced with ReMag and ReMyte. I road 101 miles in 7:59:20. Not a fast ride, but a casual one with the wife! I consumed 6, 23 oz water bottles of Restructure, ReMag and ReMyte within that time period. My body did not reject this concoction at all. I had no abnormal bathroom issues, thank God!  As a matter of fact, my body craved the Restructure throughout my ride. This is a very important thing, especially when my body is in need of nourishment and fuel! God along with your products are the key to my success as an athlete and my overall health!

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Remember you can make a pledge to move on Global Running Day by clicking on the link in the first paragraph of this blog. 

If you are interested in finding out more about enhancing your exercise/athletic performance with our products, here is where you can find our archives:

Aloha,

Dr. Carolyn Dean

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