Get off the Couch and Get Outside

spring

Since the weather has been absolutely AMAZING recently….(Summer is so close!!!)….it’s time that you get outside and enjoy the weather while also doing something for yourself and living healthy.  There are a ton of things to do outside for physical activity.  Whether you are riding your bike around campus or simply just walking to class you are getting up and being active.  One of my favorite things to do when the weather has been perfect like this is to go for a run.

Running never used to be a favorite form of exercise for me but through the Couch to 5k app!!

couch to 5k

I have really come to enjoy it and have noticed a ton of improvement in how long I can run for and how much farther I can run.  This app is super helpful if you want to get into running or if you really are training for a 5k.  It allows you to do intervals of running and walking for a 30-40 minute workout.  It starts off with longer walking intervals but as the weeks go on (it is an 8 week program) the intervals of walking decrease as the intervals of running increase.  Not only is this a great way to get into running or train for a 5k it also allows for more calories to be burned during your workout because of the interval training that is incorporate.

So give it a try. Download the app (which is FREE in the app store) and push yourself to new limits even if running is not something you enjoy.  Grab a friend, go for a run, and enjoy the beautiful weather while it is here.

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