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May 2017
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RUNNING

RUNNING

Running is a simple sporting activity that lets you develop and maintain a good physical shape, improving cardiac and circulatory efficiency. However, it is also a pleasant activity and it can help us relax and improve our mood.

THE BENEFITS OF RUNNING

It is extremely well known that running regularly is good for your health, it lowers the blood sugar level, it helps circulation, it causes weight loss and it stimulates good moods. The only rule to pay close attention to is not to go over the top and follow some simple and practical advice.

HEART RATE MONITOR

Training improves performance by improving all the connected mechanisms involved in the particular exercise. The most important parameter to regulate training is the intensity of the workout, but how can we measure this intensity?...By using a heart rate monitor.

BASIC TRAINING Allenamento aerobico a intensità medio/alta

To increase lung capacity, training should be aerobic and the intensity should be mid/high, so as to oxygenate tissues and work out the cardiovascular system. The best activities are jogging outdoors or using indoor fitness equipment, like a treadmill or bike.

RUNNING IN THE COLD

Running is a sport that can be practised in all types of weather; you can run in the desert with very high temperatures or you can run amongst the glaciers in the North or South pole. This is one of the reasons that makes running a fascinating and attractive sport.

CLOTHING FOR JOGGING AND THE MARATHON

Sports clothing and its meaning have become increasingly more important over the years from both a technical-functional point of view, as well as from a fashion point of view.

SHOES FOR SPORT

More than 10,000 years ago mankind realised that it was necessary to protect the feet, and above all when hunting. Today, shoes are made in various shapes according to the shape of feet and the size of the arch and sporting footwear creates trends and influences fashion, individual tastes and the production of normal footwear.

RUNNING EVENTS

Running has always been a necessity for humans, even since prehistoric times when the outcome of hunting and war depended on running; running was surviving. In athletics, running is the most popular and followed event.

THE MARATHON

The spreading of the marathon was very ripe between the 60s and 70s when jogging became very popular in America. Running on the streets began to be considered a mass phenomenon thanks to media propaganda. Many Americans, who were victims of the sedentary lifestyle, also took up this sport as it is healthy, practical and cheap.

SKYRUNNING, OR HIGH ALTITUDE ENDURANCE RACES

High altitude running, or skyrunning, is definitely one of the most fascinating yet hardest sports: the natural fatigue of long distance races, even as long as the marathon, is mixed with altitude, extreme ups and downs, adverse climatic conditions and dangerous mountain tops, which really pushes the athletes’ bodies and minds to the test, even the most prepared ones.

MARCHING AND RUNNING

Marching and running are primitive, physical activities that are as old as man himself. Here you can read about what the best physiology, training and food regime are for this sport.

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