Take a Run on the Beach; Here are Quick Tips from Us

The Ocean Never Freezes! Take advantage of Arverne’s oceanfront living and keep fit at the same time. But remember between the wind, sand, and sun, you’ll find that you’re slower than usual on the beach. And that’s okay, because your workout is still about 30 percent harder, so you’re getting an unbelievable workout, even if you don’t feel as fast.

Arverne By The Sea is unique in many ways. The ability to live right next to the beach, and ocean is a treasure that many seek. This is far from your ordinary, everyday lifestyle. The accompaniment of true outdoor fitness such as running and swimming, are both great ways to take advantage of living right by the water. For those who enjoy watching the sunrise and sunset up close, this is your chance to experience it first hand. Either while you are taking a leisurely stroll alongside the water, or just relaxing on the beach.

When it comes to outdoor exercise, there can be many different technique’s one can use. Here are six great and easy tips that anyone can use, if you want to enjoy running on the beach.

1. Choose the right shoes. The sand makes for a great surface to run on since the ground is soft and granular, providing an excellent resistance for your legs. It’s not only inexpensive, but did you know that walking or running on the sand burns about 30% more calories?

2. Going barefoot is just as good as running on the beach with shoes on. Going without shoes on allows your feet and toes to better grip the sand. You want to ease into barefoot running by starting off walking, and gradually increase your speed to avoid straining your muscles.

3. If running on the beach is new to you, start on wet, firm sand by the water. Try to alternate intervals of running on the softer sand for about two minutes, and then switching to the harder sand. Maintain short interval runs, totaling 15 or 20 minutes until you adapt to the soft sand.

4. Don’t expect to run at your normal pace, even if you do run often. Running or jogging on sand is much more challenging then a normal run on a treadmill or paved surface. Start slow and then build up your speed and stamina.

5. Always protect yourself from harmful sunrays. When you run on the beach your whole body is exposed to all elements. Always remember to wear a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and/or even a light long-sleeve shirt to prevent sunburns.

6. Finish your run barefoot. Walking barefoot on the beach for a few minutes after you finish allows you to strengthen both your feet and ankles.