What is some good advice to help people who have a goal of training for a 5K?

Dr. Allen discusses good advice when training for a 5K. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Deciding to participate in a 5K run can be a great way to get yourself motivated to jumpstart a new exercise and weight loss routine.

Being disciplined and following a workout routine can help you stay focused and an on track to meet your goal in a healthy way, say Premier Health physicians.

The Couch-to-5K program – which can be found at www.coolrunning.comOff Site Icon – is one example of a free, step-by-step exercise program available on the internet.

The Couch-to-5K plan provides a workout schedule that you can follow over the course of nine weeks to help you gain the stamina to run a 5K. The plan integrates brisk walking and running to ease a new runners into a routine so they don’t get burned out or discouraged by trying to start off too fast.

The added benefit of programs like this one is that many of them come with apps that can be downloaded to your smartphone, making them easily accessible even while you’re working out.

For more ideas about how to train for a 5K, talk with your physician about a routine that might work best for you.

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