You have come to this website to find the answers to getting a flat belly. We have tried to categorise our site in Diet, Exercise and Personal Stories to give you advice and motivation. The absolute best exercise to reduce weight and therefore achieve a flat belly is running. That is why we now have a category dedicated to this topic and I will be adding new info on a regular basis. I am no expert, but I have run Marathons, Half Marathons and lost 45LB in the process. I have been trained by some fantastic people over the years that have really inspired me to pass on the knowledge I have gained from them.
This tips and advice are not about making you run fast (although you probably will in the end) it is about getting you out the door and running (or jogging) at a pace you can sustain for up to 30 minutes a day and beyond. I say beyond because once you have reached 30 minutes you will want to continue, for me I got to 4 hours, 20 minutes and 6 seconds, which was my marathon time.
If you have not run before I strongly advise speaking to your doctor first. I do not know if you have a pre-existing heart problem or a knee problem that might make running unsuitable for you or even dangerous.
Ok so we are ready to start our running journey, so please look down! What’s on your feet??? The most important part of your running equipment is your shoes. For the first couple of times is ok to use your trusty old trainers but in the long term you are going to need a shoe made for running and your foot. We will cover shoes in an upcoming article
It also good to have a watch with a timer but to start just use your normal watch to time your run. Again I will be covering watches, heart rate monitors, timers and GPS watches in an upcoming article.
You have your shoes, your watch and we know you have no health problems now it is time to just do it. Get out the door and run. If you only make thirty seconds fine, walk it out for a minute and try another 30 seconds. At this stage it does not matter how fast you are or that your run is hardly quicker than your walk, your heart will be elevated and that’s all that matters. Try and do this for 20 minutes if you can and try to do this three times a week, when you feel up to it try 30 minutes. After a while try and make your walk breaks smaller and your run times longer but please listen to your body, if you cannot talk, you are going too hard. Let your body ease into the activity.
Great, your outside, your running and you’re working towards that Flat Belly.
Till next time
Flat Belly Solution