So you want to take up running, do you? Well awesome! Running is a great way to get in shape, feel healthier and make your body stronger. In fact, actress Lucy Lui admitted to fitness magazine that she found the sport to be the most beneficial when it comes to losing weight. “I run while watching Downton Abbey, and I increase the speed a little at a time, decrease it, and then raise it again. Each time, I say, ‘Just another 0.2 mile.’ I’ve found that running is the fastest way to lose weight.” Of course, there are also mental benefits that are associated with running, such as stress-relief, confidence building and those lovely little things called endorphins. If you want to get to a place where you’re working the track like Michael Johnson, you’re going to need some some help to get there. That’s why we’ve come up with 10 amazing tips for new runners that will have you feeling good and looking great.

tips for new runners

1) Wear comfortable gear: This might sound obvious but for many, having the wrong gear can impact your running immensely. You need to make sure you’re wearing sneakers that don’t pinch (we suggest getting fitted for a pair), loose (and if needed, warm) clothing and if you’re a woman, a sports bra that has major support.

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