One of the best ways to stay fit at a budget is running. Since the current economic pinch, gym membership subscription has decline as people looks for ways to save money. Cancelling you gym subscription should not mean you stop exercising. You are probably already using the treadmill in you former gym, you can swap the confines of a gym for the outdoors and see another way to stay fit, a much cheaper way when compared with running and exercising in gyms.
Here are some of the basics of running on the road, in the park or off-road if you live in rural location.
Get the right footwear
If you are going to be a serious runner, it is absolutely important that you get the right footwear, this is crucial to you ability to run long distance comfortably and injury free. You can buy a pair of trainers at any sports shop but it may be much better to buy from specialist running shop. Good specialist running shop have treadmill with gait analyser that will analyse your unique running style and help decide the kind of running shoes you need, some runners need neutral, others need one that provide support for runners who list to the right or left when running.
When you first start running,do not run fast, run slowly at a pace you are comfortable with. Some people even start by walking. Run or walk for as long as you can cope with, make note of the time or distance you covered, increase the distance at subsequent runs.
Find a running partner
Running with a mate is a lot more fun than running alone, find a running partner with similar running ability to yours and run with him or her, better still join a running club.
Be safe not sorry
Learn to stretch properly before running and after your run, this is important to say injury free and avoid aches the tender muscles the day after a run. You can learn to stretch properly and if you do a search for stretching exercises on any search engine.