The Beginner’s Guide to Running

Welcome to the Healthversed beginner’s guide to running and congratulations on taking the first step on your lifelong journey to better health. You’re probably thinking “Wait! I didn’t commit to running every day for the rest of my life by clicking a link on some website, did I?” Of course, you didn’t. You did, however, began an educational journey that (hopefully) inspires you to follow through with your overall goal of being healthier! So, congratulations!

Today, we’ll be going over a few hard and fast running rules that should help ease you into this incredibly healthy hobby. We’re going to explore the benefits of running, a list of recommended gear, tips and tricks on how you can get the most out of every mile, and more.

Remember, this is a guide for beginners. If you already run on a regular basis or you used to run track in high-school, then this article may not be for you. However, if you’re new to the hobby or looking for a refresher course than you’ve come to the right place.

It’s time to lace up the sneakers, crank up the tunes and lift those knees. This is the Healthversed Beginner’s Guide to Running. Let’s go!


Before we get started on the how, let’s dive in to the why! Running is great on multiple levels. For starters, it’s relatively inexpensive. All you’ll need is a sturdy pair of running shoes, some comfortable running clothes, and water. Most of these things you probably already have.

As far as health benefits go, the benefits are staggering. Running on a regular basis can improve your cardio, increase your lung capacity, lowers your risk of heart disease, help you lose weight, relieves stress, stave off mental health problems, boost your confidence, and so much more. Running is great. And, if you are physically able, then you should certainly incorporate running in to your every day life. Which brings us to our next point.

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