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Holiday Fun Run in Your Future? Here's How to Prepare

By Virginia Laird

As the holiday season makes a mad dash into view, it is necessary to begin making plans for your variety of holiday traditions. For many in Aurora, this will include the annual Turkey Trot. While many may already be prepared to tackle the (somewhat) lengthy race, others may need more time and help getting ready to participate. Health and wellness experts advise that there are a few simple things you can do to get yourself ready to start and finish the race, including:

  • Begin training today
  • Stretch prior to your run
  • Invest in comfy shoes
  • Hydrate everyday, all day

Begin Training Today

As race day creeps closer, experts advise that it is high time to begin preparing for the big event. Although, for many the journey may not be overly harsh, those who are not prepared may find it excruciating to complete when ill-prepared. Health and wellness experts suggest that getting prepared for your race begins with training today. While most would recommend those who have not been training for months should avoid racing, this does not have to be your reality. If you need help knowing how to begin, it may be wise to seek advice from the fitness staff at your local gym. These experts can lead you in the right direction of getting prepared for your Turkey Trot.

Stretch Prior to Your Run

For many, getting started on a lengthy jog may begin with a brisk walk. However, research suggests that it is necessary to include stretching before setting out on a run of any sort. As you begin prepping for your holiday marathon (or fun run) shenanigans, it is best that you remember to stretch out. Health and wellness experts admit that stretching can prevent injury.

Invest in Comfy Shoes

Research suggests that the shoes you choose to wear while exercising plays a huge role in keeping your body free from pain and injury. Health and wellness experts admit that investing in comfy shoes can be best for your body. It is suggested that wearing the right shoes can help you stay the journey. As you train, if you find that your feet are hurting or your back is causing pain it may be time to consider your shoes.

Hydrate Everyday, All Day

Health and wellness experts admit that staying properly hydrated can help prevent stiffness in the muscles. With that in mind, as you prepare to take on the challenge of your local holiday fun run, it is wise to begin making hydration a vital part of your daily routine. The time is now to begin drinking plenty of water each day. For those who may not be aware of how much water you need to drink, it is suggested that you should consume at least half of your body weight in ounces each day.

Now is the time to begin getting your body ready for your impending Turkey Trot. Go get ‘em!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aurora, Ill.

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