Want to get fit this winter and avoid the winter bulge. Have a read through our guide on how to start running
Get a good pair of proper running shoes – not trainers
Run off the road if you can.
If you have to run on the road always run on the opposite side to the vehicles.
Always do warm up exercises for 5mins before you start.
Always do cool down exerises for 5 mins before you finish.
Start slowly and get faster
Run the last stretch slowly.
If you are going to run a long way, run at a pace at which you can hold a conversation.
Run with a friend half the times.
Start off your first few runs by going a short distance – not more then 1 1/2 kms.
Run every other day.
Some days run further and more slowly and other days run less distance and faster.
Don’t eat for 2 hrs before running.
Don’t get dehydrated. Take some water if you need.
In the early days don’t worry about speed. Run at a comfortable pace.
Look after our feet and don’t get blisters. If running a long way use either talcom powder or petroleum jelly to stop friction.
Don’t run on the road in the dark. Wear bright clothes to help motorists.