Running is a great way to start improving your fitness. It’s doesn’t require any equipment and can be done just about anywhere. However, it can be quite a daunting sport for beginners, mostly because the first couple of times you do it will be unpleasantly tiring.


The key is to stick with it and build your running up slowly so it never seems unbearable. If you keep at it for a couple of months it is absolutely certain – and this is a 100%, take-it-to-the-bank guarantee – that you will start to enjoy running. You might even become addicted.


A great way to get into running is to begin with an eight-week 5K training plan. Having that 5K target means you’ll have something to focus on when the going gets tough in your first few runs. It’s also a goal that everyone can achieve regardless of their level of fitness at the start and that doesn’t require too much of a time commitment.