Rookie runners: Start slowly and choose the right shoes

You might find that your jeans have become harder to squeeze into after the holiday period, perhaps due to a festive season weight gain. Jogging could be the answer. If you’re starting the year with regular runs, sports scientists say it’s important that your first jogs should be approached in a relaxed manner. “Remind yourself to run without puffing,” says Professor Ingo Froboese, from the German Sport University Cologne. He recommends running steadily and for longer distances, rather than intensively for shorter ones. This, he explains, prepares your metabolism for bigger tasks ahead, and yo…

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