PRI­OR­I­TIES

Runner's World (UK) - - Coach/ training -

Find com­pany: join a club and look for races with strong mas­ters fields.

De­fine suc­cess on your own terms.

Train cau­tiously, re­cover well and lis­ten to your body.

Fo­cus on bal­ance, co­or­di­na­tion and flex­i­bil­ity.

KEEP ON RUN­NING

It strength­ens your joints and hips. In 2013 the US Na­tional Run­ners’ Health Study found run­ners have about a 20 per cent lower risk of os­teoarthri­tis and hip re­place­ment than walk­ers. It also found high­er­mileage run­ners ( 15-23 miles per week) have a 16 per cent lower risk of os­teoarthri­tis than those who run fewer than eight miles per week.

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