Springtime in Pittsburgh is the best time… to get active! As important as it is to nourish your body by eating wholesome and healthy food, it is also that important to get your body active.
Here are some steps and tools for giving your body a fresh start this spring right here in Pittsburgh. You'll have anywhere from six weeks to six months to train for a fair-weather footrace or bicycle tour. From April to October, southwestern PA offers plenty of events to set your sights on.
Commit. Commit to something, anything. Whether it's a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, a full marathon or a bike event with the family, setting your sights on an organized athletic event is a great way to apply new focus and measurement to your exercise and nutritional routine.
Having a training program is priceless. There are many options out there from "couch to 5K in 12 weeks", and "weekend warrior" for the elite athletes over 40. Consult a sports medicine intuitionalist to select the best plan that's right for you.
Mental readiness—are you committed, ready to go, prepared for the challenge?
Physical readiness—are you at the right fitness level for the activity—right strength, flexibility, and endurance levels?
Nutritional readiness—do you know what, when, and how much you eat? In order for your body to be ready and healthy for activity, it's critical that you create consistently.
The right event—Set a goal that is realistic and achievable. If you don't already run at least 3-5 times per week, chances are, a marathon isn't your next step. Look at a 5K or a 10K to get your strength and endurance up.
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