Running with Vision Impairment

Running for such people requires even more confidence!

Running for such people requires even more confidence!

Vision impairment is never a hindrance for running and if the runner has enough self-confidence and will power, he could still succeed as an excellent runner. The only thing is that, he has to design his practice sessions in such a way that the guide along with him would lead the run perfectly. Some runners, though visually impaired, might have the confidence that they could go on their own. For such people, verbal communication from the guide is vital to make their running practice easy. Make sure that your guide is polite and prudent enough to give the right comments for the vision impaired runner. Instead, a short rope would serve the purpose of running even more smoothly. The guide and the runner are tied with this rope and the guide is a little ahead of the runner and along with the verbal instructions, the runner would be able to comprehend the road’s texture, having tied along with the guide.

The stuff of this tether is important so that the runner could ‘feel’ the difference as he runs with his guide. Now, speaking about the qualities that a guide has to essentially possess, guide has to be essentially safety-conscious. The guide has to be physically stronger than the runner to help in adverse situations. Also, while choosing guides, it is advisable for the runners to choose those they are comfortable with. So, such differently-abled runners have to be more confident and feel proud that they are doing something different from the normal people.

Are you a runner? Have you always wanted to get into running but not sure how? Check out the running buddies and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect workout for you, in your neighborhood.

If running isn’t your thing, but you’re interested in building community, the opportunities are endless. Whether it’s knitting or hockey, French horn or German language, you can find the perfect instructor today.

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Tips for Older Adults who Run

The runner in you can never get too old!

The runner in you can never get too old!

As we age, our body’s metabolic rate gradually slows down thereby preventing us from taking part in several high impact sports activities. Fortunately, there are other simpler ways to keep us fit in our later years. Running is one of the best ways for older adults who wish to stay in shape throughout their lifetime. Here are a few tips to help older adults get started on running and to help current runners keep up their running goals as they age.

● Know and accept your physical limit. Over exercising is a common problem faced by runners of all ages. Set your mileage and pacing by factoring in your age as well.

● Resting your body is as important as exercising it. So get enough rest between your running sessions.

● Learn to do proper warm up and cool down stretches. Since your body can be slightly more stiffer than it used to be, these stretches help to reduce the risk of injury during running.

● Since running is mainly cardio workout, supplement it with a couple of weight training sessions.

● Keep track of your fluid intake. Ageing can cause reduced sensitivity to thirst. So, make sure you are properly hydrated at all times.

● Aging can also cause some decrease in coordination. To remedy this, throw in a couple of balance training exercises to your weekly training regime.

● Your joints may not be as well oiled as they used to be. Hence, it is recommended that you pick a flat terrain over a rugged and bumpy one.

● Last but not the least, keep in mind that as you age, you gain more experience. So, accept that ageing is not such a bad thing after all and with a little bit of caution, you can enjoy your run immensely.

Are you a runner? Have you always wanted to get into running but not sure how? Check out the running buddies and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect workout for you, in your neighborhood.

If running isn’t your thing, but you’re interested in building community, the opportunities are endless. Whether it’s knitting or hockey, French horn or German language, you can find the perfect instructor today.

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How Running Can Help Teens Stay Balanced

Enjoy healthy adolescence by running!

Enjoy healthy adolescence by running!

People including the teens must keep fit in all respects and adopt different steps including running that benefits them in many ways. Those who run for considerable periods on daily basis are strengthened in terms of self-respect and team-building skills that pave the way for a better future. Fitness is another advantageous feature that is liked by every teen that is a regular runner.

Teen girls and boys are advantaged much through running by way of improved performance in sports including soccer and track & field. The teens are able to keep balanced by adopting the running habits that are beneficial for forming team-building spirits. Socialization is another major benefit of running as the teens taking part in country races are able to learn coordination with their counterparts.

Running is good for the well-being of the children who gain much from this cost-free exercise that prevents serious diseases like erectile dysfunction and diabetes. It keeps early-aging at distance and prevents high-blood pressure. The power of the bones and muscles goes up considerably through regular running which is a good source of positive-thinking. Female runners are less prone to dementia in elder ages. The teens that run regularly are able to have a sound sleep that is good for the health.

Teens should be aware of the possible injuries like pulled muscles, shin splints or other such damages to their health. Physicians’ advice must be taken before starting a running routine.

Are you a runner? Have you always wanted to get into running but not sure how? Check out the running buddies and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect workout for you, in your neighborhood.

If running isn’t your thing, but you’re interested in building community, the opportunities are endless. Whether it’s knitting or hockey, French horn or German language, you can find the perfect instructor today.

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Running During Drastic Temperature Shifts

Weather has a key role to play on running performance!

Weather has a key role to play on running performance!

Physical activities including running involves our own body and the prevalent conditions. The runners are prone to harmful effects when they run in drastic temperature shifts. As such, they need to be careful about the weathers and other things that undergo frequent changes.

Winter – Anybody desirous of running in the cold must be aware of its effects. As such, he or she should save his or her physique from the extreme cold that can result in sickness. It is recommended that full or long sleeve shirts and full trousers are used while running in the cold seasons. Light gloves are a must in the cold seasons. Woolen thermal hats are recommended for running in the winter seasons. Wind breakers should have the zipper that can be easily opened. Loose long sleeve shirts are recommended in cold seasons.

Summer – It is advised that you hydrate properly during the hot seasons as hotter temperatures require you to have more liquids. You can save your physique from the heat effects through external use of liquids including water that cools your body through pouring the same on your body. A drape around the neck during extreme hot seasons is advised for the runners. Darker clothes are most suitable for hot seasons.

Physique – You should be extra careful about your body too that needs to be saved from ill effects of extreme hot or cold seasons when you are on the run. Keeping your body fit in all respects is most essential as it is your health that enables you to run effectively in all seasons, weather cold, hot or stormy.

Are you a runner? Have you always wanted to get into running but not sure how? Check out the running buddies and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect workout for you, in your neighborhood.

If running isn’t your thing, but you’re interested in building community, the opportunities are endless. Whether it’s knitting or hockey, French horn or German language, you can find the perfect instructor today.

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Outstanding Running Vacations

Running vacations are full of adventure!

Running vacations are full of adventure!

Late evening day lights & modest temperatures during spring and fall are most suitable for the runners that are able to run for longer periods as compared to the extreme hot or cold seasons. Fishermen, runners and other persons are able to enjoy maximum at Marble Mountain Guest Ranch that facilitate a-la carte bookings with customized and personalized services. May and October are the most loved months for the runners who are able to relish the long runs that enable them to have full glances at the colorful scenes created by the Mother Nature. The bright colored leaves are there to catch the attention of the runners that hit the roads.

Running is an activity that does not require you to possess any special equipment or other costly things. Just have the suitable pair of shoes, shirt and full length or half trouser and start your journey on foot. It is not only a matter of fulfilling your appetite of running but benefits you greatly in terms of your health. Your physique remains fit through regular running. Running during vacations is another way of enjoyment and health-gain too.

You are your own boss as regards running that can be exercised at any time suitable to you. However running in the mornings and evenings is the most recommended as you are able to have fresh air that is free from any sort of pollution at these two particular timings.

Running during vacations in Florida is a matter of great pride and pleasure for the runners that have the opportunity to enjoy the sceneries and greenery all around. Florida is famous for its glamorous visiting spots that attract large numbers of visitors from the globe. Runners are the lucky guys who not only run in Florida but are able to fill their minds with unforgettable experience through running at the most fascinating place.

There is the Great Alaskan Half and Full Marathon Cruise, NCA Trail Marathon & Amazon Adventure, Marble Mountain Ranch and other attractive running spots that are visited by many people including the runners that are fascinated by running there.

Are you a runner? Have you always wanted to get into running but not sure how? Check out the running buddies and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect workout for you, in your neighborhood.

If running isn’t your thing, but you’re interested in building community, the opportunities are endless. Whether it’s knitting or hockey, French horn or German language, you can find the perfect instructor today.

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