As we collectively recover from the pandemic, many are still experiencing increased stress, difficulty sleeping, trouble concentrating, and changes in mood. Over the past several years, we have gained a better understanding of the impact of exercise on the brain and on mental health. We know that physical activity improves your mood, mental health, sleep, concentration, energy, and overall health.
The current recommendation is for adults to perform at least 150-300 minutes of moderate intensity exercise or 75-150 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise. Additionally, we should strength train at least 2 days a week to achieve the health benefits of physical activity.
We believe that healthy movement should be accessible to all. For example, running requires no equipment—just a route, sneakers, and some motivation. Even better, running can be performed outside, independently, and in a socially-distant matter.
If you are new to running, here’s everything you need to know to get started and stay healthy and injury-free throughout your early progress.