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Running for Fitness

Running is one of the best ways to get into shape and to stay in great condition, because it is an exercise you can do in your own time, at your own pace, and without a lot of fancy equipment.

runner on a canalthere's nothing like the freedom of running

There's just something about running that is exhilarating and liberating. Best of all, it doesn't really cost anything to do (except buy a decent pair of runners). Running is by far the cheapest and easiest way to burn calories, improve your overall health, all with basically no equipment whatsoever. The best part about it is that you can do it anywhere. No matter where you are, you can always find a place to run.

If you haven’t run in a while, make sure you build up to the big runs.¬†You need to get the body and the muscles properly prepared to take on any sort of distance running. Start by just working on short intervals around a grassy oval, like running for 3 minutes, walking for 1 minute, etc. then, build up from there to increasingly longer distances. As well as gradually building up your workload, on each run you should be mindful not to go out too fast. The tendency is to start out too fast because you have a lot of energy and then burn out fast. Slow and steady really does win the race.

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Fitness is the key to success in sport. Following basic principles, you can develop fitness components such as strength, speed and endurance. See our colection of exercises and fitness equipment. Ensure you warm-up and stretch before any workout.

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