Start running. Your brain helps you.


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Starting to run is like anything else in life. You just have to propose it, find the moment and do it. At the beginning it will be difficult, because the usual thing is that laziness itself will dynamite any good intention we have on the first day. That's why it's important to make a habit of it: there's nothing else to do but force you to go running the first few days.

Starting is the hardest part, but I assure you that after the first few days, you won't need to force it, but your own body will ask for it. After two weeks, you will be addicted to endorphins. If you have fallen into a checkered state and don't know what endorphins are, I'll explain it to you very quickly.

Es lo que se conoce como la «euforia del corredor». Esto ocurre cuando al realizar un ejercicio aeróbico prolongado se libera en el cerebro una sustancia natural llamada endocanabinoides, aunque también se conoce como endorfinas. Estas sustancias producen cambios en el cuerpo, y son causantes de estados de bienestar y alegría. Producen en el cerebro sensaciones similares a las que pueden producir la heroína o la morfina. Inhiben el dolor y retrasan la fatiga

Para llegar a alcanzar este estado, los estudios estiman que se tiene que correr un mínimo de 30 minutos y no hace falta que la intensidad sean demasiado alta. Este «chute» tiene una duración variable, que se estima entre 3 y 30 minutos. El corredor tiene sensación de alegría y júbilo, y se elimina de golpe todo el cansancio acumulado. En cuestión de minutos, pasas de estar hecho polvo a tener ganas de hacer el doble de km.

Anyone who has run regularly will know that it is very common to find a psychological wall, a moment during your run when you feel exhausted and think you can't take it anymore. But suddenly you come up, you draw strength from where you didn't have it and you continue your run, and even improve your pace at that moment, all because of that feeling of happiness that makes you suddenly lift your spirits.

But you don't just feel it while you're running, you feel it when you finish. When you finish a race, you feel in the clouds, even though you've ended up with muscle cramps and pain. You cross the finish line and you're already planning what the next one will be.

As you can see, your body is helping you to make a habit of it. Once you are dating regularly you will realize that you cannot go several days without making a break. Your own body will be asking you to do so.

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