A lot of people want to try running to lose weight. More than half of these people however, don’t get to run because they think they don’t have the time to do so. When actually, we have all the time in the world to do anything we want to do-including running to exercise.
One of the main reasons why a lot of people engage in running is the sport’s convenience and flexibility. You can run anytime and almost anywhere too. There are a lot of opportunities within the day no matter how many commitments you already have.
Run when you do your errands
For occasions that you have bills to pay or groceries to buy, or items to claim or mail, run towards the nearest establishment to accomplish your errands instead of driving your car or hailing a cab to reach the place. You even get to save money from transportation expenses and/or gas.
Run up and down the Stairs
For those of you who stay in their offices or work space beyond working hours and who feel like they don’t have the time to travel to the nearest park or any place for running, you may opt to run up and down the stairs of your office or your own house. You can run at your office during break times even for a few minutes. You can run up and down the stairs of your house after waking up before going to work.
Reduce Idle Time
Instead of idly watching the television just because you got nothing better to do or while waiting for dinner to be served, you may opt to use your free 5 to 15 minutes idle time to run even just outside your house.
Running as a Social Activity
Make running a fun activity with friends. Instead of pigging out for dinner or slacking off in a coffee shop run with your friends. You can run together in a place convenient for all of you while sharing updates about each other. This makes your run more fun and your social activity with friends more attractive. You tend to run longer also when you are with people you like because you don’t tire up easily when you do the activity with friends.
You can upgrade your routine runs by joining marathons too. It gives you a better sense of achievement when you run a race and finish it.