Running With Your Running Therapist: A Unique Approach to Mental Health
With Running Therapy you can go running in a relaxed way under the guidance of an experienced Running Therapist. Whether you are sporty or less sporty. Running Therapy is an opportunity for everyone to get moving responsibly and feel better. The first step is the biggest and Running Therapy helps and motivates you with the most important first step. It is a form of therapy in which you work with your body, but you will mainly experience its effects on a psychological level. It is a form of therapy in which talking is initially subordinate to moving . Running therapy is a fairly new, sometimes additional treatment method. That is to say: that it can also be used in addition to other treatment methods such as: medication and coaching.
Who is Running Therapy for?
Running therapy is for young people and adults with tension complaints such as overwork, burnout, depression, chronic fatigue, obesity. But also for people who would like to run again. By running too fast I try to help you get rid of your complaints, improve your self-confidence, improve your condition and de-stress. Running has a number of psychological consequences, such as improving mood, turning tension into relaxation, increasing self-confidence and getting a more positive self-image. For running therapy you don't need to have any experience with running because the distance and time are not goals.
- The positive experience of coming out
- The positive effects of getting moving
- Experiencing less tension
- Getting higher self-esteem
- Experiencing relaxation after exercise
- Learning to deal with load and load capacity
- Experiencing less depressed feelings
- Experiencing less anxiety
- An improved night's sleep
On the basis of an intake interview, the individual objectives are discussed and a suitable trajectory is tailor-made to get started actively. A process takes an average of 9 weeks. Every week there are 2 sessions of 1 hour under the guidance of the running therapist. The time and place to start are scheduled in consultation with the running therapist. During the sessions you will be intensively guided individually by the certified running therapist, after which you can continue running on your own.
Run, Walk, Run Method
For beginner runners or persons who would like to start or to get back into running after a long period we use the Run, Walk, Run Method.
Run, Walk, Run is a popular training method for runners of all levels and is also commonly referred to as the Galloway method. The creation of the run walk method is attributed to Jeff Galloway, who created the program in 1974. Galloway introduced the method to his class of non-runner and beginner runners, and quickly found it was the ideal way to increase fitness while minimizing injury risk.
Study Shows Reduced Muscle Fatigue from Run-Walk Strategy
The idea behind run-walking is simple. As the name implies, you mix running with walking by doing a series of run walk intervals.
That is, you run for a period of time and then you walk for a period of time. Throughout the course of your run, you alternate back and forth between the two so that you are neither just running nor walking but are instead run-walking.
The length of each interval will vary. However typically a beginner runner will run a shorter running interval and take a longer walking interval while a more advanced runner will take a longer running interval and a shorter walking interval.
By incorporating walk breaks into your runs, you are not just giving your body a break and a chance to recuperate, you are also providing your brain with the opportunity to enjoy the endorphins produced when you run. You’re also breaking up a long distance into smaller, more manageable units and giving yourself the ability to manage and navigate any stiffness, soreness or fatigue that might accumulate.
It can be tough to wrap your brain around including walking into your runs, since many runners may feel like they have “failed” if they are forced to slow down and walk during their workout. To maximize the effectiveness of the run/walk method, it’s important to retrain your brain and hardwire new patterns.
Running Therapy for older people
As we get older, our condition gradually deteriorates. With this aging, there are often more and more physical complaints such as high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. With Running Therapy you can prevent or reduce these complaints. Just 45 minutes of Run and Walk with these elderly people resulted in an enormous improvement in their heart function, their condition and therefore also their frontal brain function and all associated functions such as memory, motivation, initiatives and motor skills.
Exercise in the elderly results in:
- Improve your condition and you get more energy
- You improve your motor skills which can prevent falls
- Improves muscle strength
- Reduce or prevent physical complaints
- A good night's sleep
- Gives a positive feeling
- A contribution to good health
Running Therapy is not about performance, but about the good feeling that running can give you. Everyone can do this at their own pace and distance. Together with the Running Therapist you look at what a speed suit you.
Terms and Conditions
By booking one of the running programs, you are confirming that you are medically fit and capable of running the distance of the tour. Running is a physically challenging activity. It is your responsibility to ensure you are fit to run, and you should seek advice from a medical professional if you are unsure.
I reserve the right to stop anyone from running if I have concerns for your health or suitability to be taking part in a running tour.
By joining a running program, you acknowledge that you are running at your own risk. We will be running on pavements and crossing open roads. It is your responsibility to be aware of traffic cyclists and other pedestrians. Forsa Runners will not be liable for any injury, loss, damage, or death from taking part in a running program.
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