Running is one of the favored work outs in the world. It is only right, since running provides the kinds of benefits that people look for in a work out or exercise. At first, some might actually dismiss it as something too simple as an exercise, but the ones who say so might not have tried it as a regular exercise yet. Or then again, they might simply lack the understanding of proper work outs and how running is considered one of the best, if not the best, aerobic exercise available. That makes it all the more desirable and attractive for fitness and health buffs who are bent on getting the best work out that they could possibly have.
In my personal experience running, I did not have to deal with any difficulties or even any second thoughts when I made my decision to run. It was probably because, when the time came for me to make my decision, I was already prepared to have a regular work out. So right from the beginning, I had no problems at all; in fact my enjoyment was already at a high level even then. And I did my homework, as I did a lot of research about the right equipment, the running shoes and accessories that I would need. In my mind, it was all a matter of determination and preparation.
Breakfast and Running
In terms of preparation, an important part of that involves proper nutrition. And the most basic aspect of nutrition that is crucial for runners is having the right breakfast. We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that becomes even more so for runners, who expend plenty of energy and need to replenish the nutrients that their workouts. Having the right breakfast will make sure that the runner is equipped with everything that he needs for the work out and even throughout the day.
Here is an example of what the best breakfast for running should be. These examples are quick breakfast types that range from 200 to 400 calories, and are quite rich in carbohydrates, a definite requirement of runners. It also offers protein and some fats to help keep the energy up and also for a longer period of time.
• Rice Cooker Cooked Oat Meal – Great oatmeal can be cooked using a rice cooker, and you can even use a timer so that you can wake up exactly when it is cooked. For some added protein, mix it up with some yoghurt.
• Pancakes (High Protein) – The carbohydrates provided by the pancakes take care of any energy requirements that runners might have. And the whole grains have been shown to reduce the risk of having chronic diseases.
• Beverages (meal Replacement) – Runners who might not want to have some solid food for their breakfast can grab beverages like Slim-fast to get the needed nutrients.