If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t do either of those then get moving however you can.

Many people dread the workout we will be speaking of today and its not surprising given the fact it can be monotonous and tiring. Some like to listen to music or they will get their running in with a partner or by playing a sport once or twice a week. From time to time I like to go to the gym and hit the treadmill with an audio book. Actually more often than not if you see me at a gym you will notice I am usually listening to a book, which is where Body by Books was born in the first place. Now if you can’t concentrate on a book while running on a treadmill then I would not advise running out in the real world.

I was always the slow kid in class. I was also a big kid, but the kids that were bigger could still outrun me. More recently through working for it I have been able to actually keep up with others in physical speed. I worked at it week by week doing other forms of cardio and building myself up to what I am capable of today. Some people are not able to do some forms of cardio like running, but some like me put a mental block on their abilities and convince themselves to not work as hard. It took me a bit to figure it out but routine is very important here.

If you can run, then go for as long as you feel comfortable. Don’t sprint, just run then when you get tired walk for a bit and catch your breath. After you feel good again give it another go with some running. To get good benefits from this you don’t even need to go for an hour a day. Just go to the treadmill and give it 10 minutes, even if 5 or 8 of those minutes are walking and the rest are running you are still progressing. Go slow then go fast, don’t rush into this if you are looking to improve yourself in this field.

-KG(Schwartz)