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Persuasive Essay On The Benefits Of Staying Healthy

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Staying Healthy
Doing anything new to your body runs (get it?) the risk of energy. But do not let that discourage you, even if you never complete a marathon, training for it has enormous benefits for your health and if done right, can be a great way to achieve a healthy life style. Of course though, you want to stay healthy.

While nothing you do will 100% protect you from injury, there are many steps you can take to reduce the risk. First, avoid doing too much too soon. If you have never ran more than 15 miles a week in your life, don’t start with a training plan that has you doing 30. Also, avoid plans that have you jump to high mileage very quickly, remember the 10% rule mentioned earlier.

Second, avoid doing multiple hard days in a row, each hard day should be followed by an easy day. In marathon training as with all other types of physical training, your body needs time to recover, not just so you feel better, but to absorb all the benefits of the hard work you put in. Without recovery days, you are wasting your own hard work.

Third, training for a marathon should not solely involve running. To be a successful runner, take a couple leaves out of the books of the elites. Pick up a foam roller and a stretching band from your local running store, learn how to use them, and use them repeatedly. Ideally you stretch comprehensively after every run and also do a light stretch when you wake up and before you go to bed. This will go a long way to keeping you healthy.
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