Running has a bug that you discover. For others, it’s the exhilaration of propelling one’s body through the air, while for others, it may be the pounding of your feet that transmits sensation up your bones to your brain’s pleasure regions. Running, for whatever reason, can become problematic.
Running may be described by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi as “flow,” a state of mind in which you are fully engaged in the activity. Or it might be a “positive addiction,” as described by William Glasser, in which you engage in a repetitive activity that benefits your mind and body without engaging in self-criticism or judgment.
Running on a treadmill vs. running outside.
Running on a treadmill or outside will get you just as fit. On the other hand, many long-distance runners prefer to train on a treadmill to avoid the pounding of the road. Nonetheless, outdoor jogging burns a few more calories per mile than treadmill running at the same speed because of the lack of air resistance on a treadmill. According to the researchers who studied this issue, setting the treadmill’s height to 1% makes things equal. Setting the treadmill’s incline to 1% replicates outdoor exercise.
Accordingly, there is no conclusive evidence to suggest. Otherwise, you could go out and run. However, if you’re having trouble jogging or something doesn’t feel quite right, it’s worth examining your technique. Runner’s World Magazine and Jeff Galloway have provided the following advice on running properly. Work my way from the top down.
When you’re running, keep your eyes focused on the horizon. Keeping your head on top of your spine and not bending forward or looking down at your feet is the best way to do this. The weight of your skull is at least 13 pounds, and it’s not something you want weighing you down! When leaning forward, you’re against gravity, so it’s important to keep your body in an upright position (you can look down at the ground at least 20 feet ahead of you). It’s okay if your jaw and face jiggle a little when you’re running.
Relax and loosen your shoulders. By tensing your shoulders and neck, you’re wasting your energy and depleting yourself quickly. Take it easy and let your hair down like a goose!
“Your torso’s merely along on the journey,” Jeff Galloway says. Track coaches describe the optimum running posture as running tall, which means that the torso does not exert any effort. For ideal biomechanical positioning, you should breathe deeply and move forward in a forward motion.
If your torso and head are properly aligned, your hips will also be in the correct position. Leaning forward causes your hips to move forward, which strains your lower back.
For longer distances and even shorter ones, keep your knees low. Sprinters raise their knees extremely high when running. Lifting your knees uses a lot of energy, so even running a mile will be difficult if you do it that way. On the other hand, it aids in increasing your speed.