Running is free, you can do it anywhere, and it burns more calories than any other mainstream exercise.
Regular running can reduce your risk of long-term illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood and keep your weight under control. This is why now we have started the new year there will be lots of people taking to the street or the treadmill for the first time.
Some quick tips and advice for those just starting out courtesy of the NHS
If you have not been active for a while, you may want to build your fitness levels gently with visit the NHS website for their guide to walking for health before you move on to running.
Plan your runs. Work out when and where (the exact route and time) you're going to run and put it in your diary. That way, it will not slip your mind.
When you first start out, try alternating between running and walking during your session.
As time goes on, make the running intervals longer until you no longer feel the need to walk.
Whatever your level, setting challenges is useful to stay motivated. Training for a race, such as a 5K, or a charity run is a good way to keep going. Of course our great T-shirts can also give you a dose of motivation and remind you of your Why Run.
Most importantly have fun
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