Universally, the New Year brings new beginnings, as people across the globe make resolutions to improve their lives. Being Greek, my inclination has traditionally been to start the New Year with a renewed focus on physical health. As a longtime runner, I find the joys of life are diminished when my physical health isn’t prioritized. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or lacing up your shoes and establishing a running habit for the first time, good physical health doesn’t have to mean setting your sights on an ultramarathon. Whatever your circumstances or experience, focusing on optimal physical shape for your unique profile can make life even more enjoyable.
Achieving physical excellence at any level requires effort and commitment. But getting in shape doesn’t have to be complicated or overwhelming. Keep it simple and start from the ground up. First, invest in a good pair of running or walking shoes. Working with a knowledgeable staff member at your local running store to find a pair of good-fitting shoes is money very well spent. Footwear technology has advanced considerably in the past several years, and new shoes will make your fitness journey all the more enjoyable.