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17 things you need to know before returning to running

Taking a break from running, whether it’s due to a busy schedule, injury, or you simply losing the motivation to run, returning to running can be a real confidence killer. There have been many times when I’ve had to take a break from running. The thought of starting all over again can be daunting.  You …

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Running 20 minutes a day: Benefits + how to start

Running 20 minutes a day is seen as an achievable goal for many people. A daily 20-minute run can be transformative. It’s also an enjoyable and sustainable way to become more active and get outdoors more. We all know that running has many physical and mental benefits, but what about running 20 minutes a day? …

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New year, new you: Try this 28-day beginner running challenge

Beat the post-Christmas blues with this beginner running challenge. This challenge is designed for beginners who are new to running or looking to kickstart their fitness journey in the new year. It’s also great for anyone returning to running after a break. Various studies have proven the benefits of running for your physical and mental …

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Running on a busy schedule: 10 tips for time-strapped women

Balancing the demands of a career, family and a personal life can feel like a juggling act, leaving little room for your running shoes. Finding time for running on a busy schedule may seem challenging, but with a bit of creativity and commitment, it’s absolutely achievable! After all, your well-being deserves a spot on your …

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Running through the decades: What to expect in your 20s, 30s and 40s as a female runner

Running remains a powerful source of strength, empowerment and personal growth, regardless of the decade you find yourself in. Running through the decades in your 20s, 30s and 40s is an incredible journey of self-discovery. I personally started running in my early 20s, and now as I (almost) approach my 40s, I can safely say …

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3 easy ways to boost your running form and technique

If you’re looking to enhance your running form and technique, you’re in the right place! Improving your running form is essential for both beginner and experienced runners. I remember when I first started running, I didn’t even know there was a proper way to run. I just headed out on my run and hoped for …

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How often should you run? Here’s a breakdown

How often should you run? This is a common question from beginner and experienced runners alike looking to train for their next race or up their running game. Running every day is not the answer when it comes to running faster or achieving your next PB. It’s much more about training smarter and not harder …

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What to expect by running 4 miles a day (and how to start)

Running 4 miles a day is a great fitness goal to work towards if you want to improve your physical and mental health. Running has many benefits for your physical and mental health – from improving your endurance and stamina to improving your sleep. At 6.4km, running 4 miles is further than running a 5k …

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The easiest way to treat vaginal chafing (and stop it for good)

Vaginal chafing is a common concern for many women – either as a result of exercise or sexual intercourse. Along with ingrown hairs and acne, vaginal chafing can be painful and downright frustrating, especially if it gets in the way of you enjoying your run. The good news is there are ways to treat vaginal …

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Is it safe to exercise during IVF? Here’s what the science tells us

If you’re about to start your first IVF cycle then you may be wondering: “Is it safe to exercise during IVF?” IVF (in-vitro fertilization) is a complex process – the amount of information you have to navigate and the conflicting advice you are given is frankly overwhelming!  It can even be more confusing as a …

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