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When Running Training Becomes an Addiction

Einleitung: As a coach, it is my responsibility to motivate people and support them on their fitness journey. One sport that is often pursued with passion and dedication is running. It can become an important part of life and have many positive effects on health and well-being. But what happens when running becomes an addiction? In this blog post, I want to talk about this topic from my perspective as a coach and shed light on some important aspects.

  1. The Line Between Passion and Addiction: Running can be a wonderful form of physical activity that builds physical and mental strength. It is important to recognize that there is a fine line between passion for running and developing an addiction. A healthy passion for the sport can be a positive source of energy, while addiction can impair well-being and quality of life.

  2. Signs of Running Addiction: There are various signs that can indicate running has become an addiction. These include an excessive fixation on running, ignoring pain or injuries, the compulsion to run every day, and neglecting other important areas of life. It is important to pay attention to these signs and seek professional help if necessary.

  3. The Importance of a Balanced Training Approach: As a coach, I always emphasize the importance of a balanced training approach. This means that running should be practiced in combination with other forms of physical activity and rest. It is important to give the body adequate rest, prevent injuries, and maintain an overall balance between training and other areas of life.

  4. Preserving the Joy of Running: The fun and enjoyment of running should always be at the forefront. If running becomes compulsive and loses its sense of enjoyment, it is important to reflect on why you started and what you love about running. Finding your way back to the joy of movement and maintaining a healthy mindset are crucial to avoid the negative effects of addiction.

  5. Seeking the Right Support: If you feel that running has become an addiction or know someone who is facing this problem, it is important to seek support. Professional help from therapists, counselors, or coaches can assist in restoring a healthy relationship with running and promoting well-being.

Conclusion: Running can be a great form of physical activity, but it is important to maintain a healthy balance and recognize the signs of addiction. As a coach, the well-being of my clients is important to me, so please take care of yourselves.

Your coach, José.

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