Health & Wellness, Health Writing, Self-care

Do you want to run faster?

If you want to run faster or longer, you first got to learn how to run easy!

And that’s what an easy run is all about.

To run easy & relaxed, just putting in an easy effort.

Easy run, also known as a recovery run, is to train yourself to give an easy effort for those 20-30 minutes & just relax and have fun, maybe recover from a hard workout or a hard day at work or simply to clear your head.

It helps to build endurance while still running stress-free, feel-good & motivated to come back to the starting line again.

Better, stronger & more resilient than when you left.

It’s about running & it’s also not about running.

It applies to our work, relationships & life.

My most important takeaway from an easy run is that-

Just like not all runs are meant to be tuff,

Not all days are meant to be tuff.

Sometimes all you need is to just give in an easy effort & enjoy the ride.

And leave with a big smile & a happy heart looking forward to coming back again!🏃‍♂️💪✨

Have a great weekend 🙂

Health & Wellness, Health Writing, Self-care

Are you a lazy runner like me?

“You just ran yesterday, it’s OK. One day rest😜” said a lazy voice in my head this morning.

Thankfully, I didn’t listen.

Instead I thought, let me just get up & do whatever I can even if it’s just going for a little walk.

And got up, got ready & left for my run.

20 minutes run, 20 minutes done!

I left with the feeling of joy, happiness, better health, endurance, commitment & motivation after finishing my recovery run.

Most importantly, as a better version of myself than when I started 💪✨

And all powered up to come back for it again tomorrow🏃‍♂️

That’s it about me.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

Health & Wellness, Health Writing, Self-care

Yoga is love <3

Yoga is a beautiful practice of marrying your breath to your body & create a symphony of soulful movements.

Through the yoga asanas (postures) & vinyasas (transitions) movement, I create a connection between my mind, heart & centre.

Personally, it has helped me find the space & flexibility within me, that I didn’t know existed.

Practising Yoga in the innocent hours of the day makes me become one with my mind, body & soul and set an intention for the rest of my day.

Most importantly, Yoga helps me find the gentleness, kindness and care for myself as I transition from one asana to another and carry it with me into my day for myself & others.

Leaving you with the thought of my most favourite Yoga asana:

As I join my hands, place them in front of my heart & bow my head to create a gentle curve at the back of my neck with my nose touching my thumb, I give thanks to the highest that’s in me & others.

NAMASTE🙏✨

“If there are threats to humanity, Yoga often gives us a way of holistic health.

Yoga also gives us a happier way of life.

I’m sure, Yoga will continue to play its preventive as well as promotive role in the healthcare of masses.”
– Narendra Modi, Honourable Prime Minister of India

Health & Wellness, Nutrition, Running

Growth in one area of life inspires growth in all areas of life.

Growth in one area of life inspires growth in all areas of life.

My pics above are proof of this as I lost nearly 8 Kgs over time through running.

The one on the left is me in late 2018.

Struggling in almost all areas of my life – health, career, relationship or finance.

Trying to bring it all together though with little progress.

Then through a lucky accident, a friend introduced me to running.

Seeing her run every morning inspired me to give it a try too!

The start was painful, to say the least, yet I didn’t give up.

It was a commitment I’d made with myself for my health & fitness. I had to live up to it.

Just kept reminding myself of this whenever I felt like taking a break or giving up completely and continued to show up anyway.

In 3 months time, something amazing started to happen.

People who saw me after a while started complimenting me that I’ve lost a lot.

This further motivated me to stay at it while I’d already started taking this newfound energy & confidence into other areas of my life.

The precious lessons that running taught me started to bleed into all areas of my life & started benefiting them.

Over time, I lost nearly 8 Kgs of excess body weight but more than that I gained:
– Immense self-confidence
– Endurance
– Self-awareness
– Self-love
– A source of strength
– A calmer, more relaxed state of mind
– A fresh perspective to look at things
– Ability to make myself feel good
– Better health overall
– Improved quality of life
– Happiness

…and so much more than maybe I can’t fully express in words.

It all started just by running with purpose.

This is why I believe we should never underestimate the power of little healthy shifts & habits.

Test, experiment & find one single healthy habit to do at least 4-5 days a week.

Even if it’s something as simple as 30 mins brisk walk every day (tbh, it’s great actually).

Get started & stick with it.

Make it your constant to keep coming back to no matter what.

In time, its results will surprise you, beyond the obvious health benefits.

And you’ll feel the shift in your energy & see how things start turning around for you✨

Health & Wellness, Health Writing, Running

Things to know before you start your first run!

“Are there any specifics of running that one should know before starting?” someone asked.

Few things that I feel make it a slow & steady take-off:

– Really good, comfortable running shoes. Currently, I have Nike Air, they’re very cushioned and great for running. Shoes play a huge role in cushioning the pressure on keens & feet.

– Comfortable workout clothes, the body sweats so the cloth need to support and help you stay relaxed and comfortable.

Now about the process:

– I prefer early morning runs, you prefer the timing that suits best you and in which you feel your best.

– Make sure you don’t eat anything 2 hours before running, have an empty stomach in every way and possibly your body is well-rested.

– As you start, put your toe first then the whole foot. Spreads the pressure evenly, otherwise, if whole feet is put at ones then a lot of pressure goes in the brain.

– The most imp thing, start your run easy, very very easy. You need to be in control of your breath although. So no pressure, nothing. Run relaxed.

And I guess that’s it, you’ll do great

Download the NRC app, they provide guided runs Start with them, day 1, day 2 n so on.

And send me an invite over there, we’ll be connected there too!

Can’t wait to see your first running post!!!❤

Don’t forget to tag me @findyourvoice.in on Instagram. See you!