We all know physical activity is an integral part of engaging in a healthier lifestyle. One way to add more physical activity to your life is running! With the 2021 Austin Marathon approaching, #TeamHealthStart is here to give you a simple guide to the benefits of running, foods and activities to support your running, and tips for beginner runners!
Benefits Of Running and Aerobic Exercise
Foods That Support Running and Help You Refuel
The food that you consume can help you build stamina for running! Because running can use up your energy, it is essential to make sure you are putting the correct fuel in your body to keep it energized. Foods containing fiber, protein, minerals, and antioxidants are important for runners. Here are some of the best foods to prepare for running and to help you refuel after a run:
Preparing For and Recovering From Running
Running can use up a lot of energy, so it takes both preparation and recovery efforts to have a successful run. Here’s how you can prepare for your run and recover from your run:
Preparation for your run:
Recovery after your run:
Tips For Beginning Runners
Support #TeamHealthStart for Austin Marathon Gives
Many runners are gearing up for the Austin Marathon on April 25th, 2021. We’re so excited that #TeamHealthStart is 1 of the 26 local nonprofits that are a part of the Austin Marathon Gives charity program!
What if every kid had the tools they needed to stay safe, healthy, and happy? That idea drives us everyday at HealthStart. This past year we have been working hard to digitize our health education programs and resources with the goal of supporting and reaching families all over the country who may not have access to disease prevention and mental health resources. Funds raised for our Austin Marathon Gives Campaign will help us to achieve this goal!
We would love for you to join #TeamHealthStart! Here are some ways that you can get involved:
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