6 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Start Running

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Running is one of the most popular choices of exercise – some famous faces seen stretching their legs include Heidi Klum, Ellie Goulding, and Reese Witherspoon. It’s rare you don’t pass a runner (or twenty!) while out and about, especially in big cities. And the reasons for its popularity are plenty, so if you’ve not already jumped on the running bandwagon, here’s why you should start today:

1. Workout for your whole body:

It’s not just one for the legs! When done properly, running works out your calves, thighs, hips, glutes, core, and arms – it’s a true full body workout.

2. Perfect for clearing your head:

Whether you choose to run in the early morning before work, on your lunch break, or in the evening after a stressful day, running is the perfect opportunity to hit the sidewalk and clear your head of all the clutter.

3. You set the pace:

There’s no competition – it’s just you. So set your own pace, as fast or as slow as you can go. You can speed up when you want to, or slow down when you need to, or maintain a consistent jog throughout. It’s your show!

4. It suits your schedule:

Unless you decide to join a running group, you can choose when to run. There’s no set start time or finish time you have to stick to – if you’re five minutes late, the sidewalk won’t care. It will just be happy you’re there! If you want to run spontaneously and not schedule it, that’s fine. If you want to stick to a strict two days each week, that’s fine too! You make the rules.

5. You can change it up:

Running doesn’t have to be the same, boring, round the block trek every day – you can easily change your route. Run around a beautiful park, by a river, by a canal, around some landmarks…

6. And it’s free!

There’s no fee – you can run wherever you like, for however long you like, and no one will charge you anything.


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Larissa Scotting

English Literature graduate from King's College London turned freelance writer. Lover of books, tea, Dickens, Otis Redding, and her cockapoo puppy Roly!