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Discussion on: What sport/physical activity would you recommend to someone who's not super sporty by nature?

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David Wickes

Running. Saved my life.

Buy a good pair of running shoes from a shop that will help to choose them (preferably by doing some gait analysis). Wear enough clothes so that you're warm enough or cool enough.

And that's it. Just go running. Anywhere, anytime, anyplace. The world is your gym.

You just say "I'm going running now" and...


BANG!

out the door

down the road

round the park

into the city

along the river

up the hill

through the forest

along the mountain tops


Running is freedom.

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Kyle Boe

This 100%.

As a casual runner, I would also add: do not run for pace or distance, only run for effort.

If you're working hard (not over-exerting) and breaking a sweat, you're doing it right. If you feel like you're over-exerting, walk for a bit. The most common newbie running plan (couch-to-5k) starts off with mostly walking for the first few weeks.

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Gerboa

I've never been into running but I took up the "couch to 5k" programme and it's been really good.

I'm now at the point of running for 25 minutes three times a week and enjoying it. I do need to listen to music as I run though (and the C25K app).

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Pedro Otero Prada

BANG! Out the door, 2 mins later, fuck this shit, I'm back home 😂

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David Wickes

😂 also true! 😂

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Paul

Came here to say this. Sometimes I think I'd go nuts if I didn't have running.