- Running stimulates the metabolism and helps control weight.
- Running develops your cardiovascular capacity by increasing your maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) and the capacity to sustain a moderate level of exercise for longer and longer.
- Running contributes to good bone health. Studies prove that running reduces the risk of developing early osteoporosis.It is however necessary to match exercise to suit growth – for those who are not yet fully grown. Long distances are not recommended (and even forbidden in competition) for young athletes.
- Join, if possible, clubs or associations near home.
- Go on social networks to get in touch with other runners.
- Take advantage of timed races to build up links within the running community.
Whether on tarmacked roads or country paths, learning the tricks of running is a lifetime's work. And if you make the same mistakes (or blunders) a few times, all the better for finding the right way…