What Makes Running A Great Exercise

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    • Publish Date: May 28 2016 6:41PM
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    • Updated Date: Jun 3 2016 7:05PM
What Makes Running A Great Exercise

Whether it is a casual jog or a marathon, running is the simplest favour you can do for your body. Here are four top business executives whose passion for the pursuit runs deep

Parminder Singh, managing director — SEA, India, MENA, Twitter

  • Routine 5–7 km every other day and 10 km over weekends.
  • Running essentials New Balance Minimus running shoes, RunKeeper to track runs and Klipsch A5 sports earphones.
  • Music-to-go Classic rock, 
  • Bollywood, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s Sufi qawwalis and The Economist audio app to catch up with the latest.
  • Marathon experience Participated in Standard Chartered full and half marathons and Sundown Marathon in Singapore; planning to participate in Hong Kong’s Lantau 2-peak trail run next year.
  • Mantra Running provides the ‘me-time’ that allows me to plan and sort things for the day ahead. Also, the post-run tranquillity provides a headstart for the day like nothing else. Running is a wonderful way to discover and appreciate a new country. So far I have run a 10-km distance in 13 cities, from Tokyo to Rio de Janeiro. 
  • Gyaan It’s important to understand your own biomechanics and evolve a technique that works for you. However, there are some good practices that are almost universal — building your mileage gradually, allowing enough time for recovery, hydrating well and following a balanced diet.

SVighnesh Shahane, CEO & whole time director, IDBI Federal Life Insurance

  • Routine 6-8 km four to five times a week. 
  • Running essentials Nike Air or ASICS running shoes.
  • Music-to-go Movie soundtracks and classic rock.
  • Marathon experience Standard Chartered Marathon (Mumbai & Dubai) for 8 years.
  • Mantra I get my best ideas while running.
  • Gyaan The longer I run, the smaller my problems get.

Gagan Banga, vice-chairman and managing director, Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd

  • Routine 3 to 4 times a week for an average of 70 km per week.
  • Running essentials ASICS Nimbus Gel shoes for running, ASICS or Nike T-shirt and Nike shorts.
  • Marathon experience Participated in marathons held in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Amsterdam and New York; looking forward to participating in Mumbai and Berlin marathons this year. Tries to participate in one international marathon every year. 
  • Mantra Running is the simplest form of exercise and can be taken up with minimum effort, no matter where you are. Most exercises concentrate on physical health, while running helps me to manage my physical and mental health. When I run, my mind tends to block everything around and allows me to introspect.
  • Gyaan Begin slowly, do not over stress; pace yourself to gain more stamina.

 

If you still plan to give running a miss, consider this: 

  • Rocky Balboa Mumbaikars can always pretend the city is Philadelphia and the Asiatic Library steps are the Rocky Steps (Philadelphia Museum of Arts). And the soundtrack? ‘Eye Of The Tiger’.  
  • Chariots of Fire A movie on running. What else do you need to get motivated? Not convincing? Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, then?
  • Music to your ears Some retro classics on your iPod can surely bring a spring to your step. We recommend some Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi and the already mentioned Rocky soundtrack albums. 
  •  Incentivise yourself Not a healthy suggestion, but a bun maska or a hot cup of roadside tea at the end of a long run and before the day’s madness begins.

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Hemalatha.G Sethu Bhaskara Matriculation Higher Secondary Scho

Interesting!

Dhruv Kumar Gupta COL CENTRAL ACAMEDY(GURGAON SEC_4)

that''s right absolutely. because, running is a kind of full body training, so u don''t need to do any gymming or cardio if you are doing running regularly. moreover, it builds stamina which is very important in day to day life.

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