You’ve just started running, and you’re already breathless. Is that normal, or could it be your poor breathing technique?
Your VO2 max and inter-muscular oxygen efficiency will increase as you become fitter. Breathing while running will become easier with time. But if you’re serious about running, you should learn proper breathing. You’ll likely be astounded by how much more enjoyable your run becomes!
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Sometime in the future, a distance you found challenging will feel more manageable. When that happens, it means you’ve increased your running stamina.
An increase in running stamina comes from consistency, which means running multiple times per week for multiple weeks to accumulate fitness. There are no shortcuts to increasing running stamina!
Before You Begin
Assess your current aerobic base and build on that. Whether you’re looking to complete your first 5k or an experienced runner looking to increase your stamina for the final stages of a marathon, the rule of “too much too soon” holds true. Increasing your runs too rapidly, or resting too little, leads to performance plateaus or injury.
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runtastic repost > Why am i always hungry? symptoms, causes, and solutions for feeling hungry all the time
*Note: Julia Denner is the original author on this post, but I edited and rewrote it extensively.
Feeling hungry is a good and natural part of being human. Feeling hungry at regular intervals throughout the day is a sign of a working metabolism. But feeling hungry all the time, even after a meal, shows something amiss in your nutritional intake or psychosocial wellbeing. And it can be super annoying! Here we analyze the symptoms, causes, and solutions for constant hunger.
DISCLAIMER: HUNGER IS GOODIn a world that rewards thinness, “healthy eating,” and exercise, it’s easy to believe that eating more than three Instagram-worthy meals and the occasional snack somehow equates to overeating or binge eating. Influencers flood social media with “what I eat in a day” posts, promoting unfair food and intake comparisons. Media tells us about “good food” versus “bad food,” creating a sense of morality out of food choices.
Your body needs food, food has nutrition, and what someone else eats shouldn’t dictate what you eat. Period.
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When we are feeling extra motivated and eager to see results, we may push ourselves too far with our training.
The reality is that muscles will get stronger when they have time to rest and recover. Moreover, everyone is in a different stage of their training. You must listen to your own body before comparing yourself to others. Pushing yourself far beyond your limits may result in overtraining, sickness, or sports injury.
Your performance, muscle mass, and overall vitality benefit from rest!
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