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Your question is pretty subjective, because nobody can tell you how much to run, or whether or not you'll even enjoy it as a regular activity. Same with diet and time of day, that's all personal and you'll have to determine it for yourself. The first item that I would stress (Other than your already recognized need to quit smoking), is that given your ...


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I used the time predictor from this site: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/general/rws-race-time-predictor/1681.html Based on your 1500m time I am getting 38:13 for the 10k. You will not be able to improve your cardiovascular fitness much in time for the race Focus on taking it easy for the week leading up to your race and concentrate on pacing Aim for a ...


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Maximal legspan contain lateral and vertical movements such as vertical splits and lateral splits. Rarity of people achieve sufficient technique and strength to maintain different splits and rotational movements of thighs so they are hard-to-use benchmarks. Many factors contribute to legspan. Factors contain core flexibility, core strength, pelvis tilt and ...


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I have never smoked but know runners that do or used to. Running may not make you quit smoking immediately but as you increase your mileage you will want to more and more. I know a lot of smokers who run short distances but very few who run long distances regularly. Don't worry about your caffeine addiction, many runners have one and there is no consensus ...


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Finding precise studies seems to be hard, but I think we might be dealing with two factors: psychological and physiological. On a psychological level, there is habit formation. Taking an extract from Wikipedia: Habit formation is the process by which a behaviour, through regular repetition, becomes automatic or habitual. This is modelled as an increase ...


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A good shoe will adapt to your foot over time of using it. You want it to be comfortable at all times during running. I would stick with the suggestion of buying it at the end of the day. A walk into town should warm your feet up to their normal working size and shape.


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You should consider getting into a sport that involves other people as well. Running is great, but unless you have a running budy, it's yet another lonely activity where you need to rely on your own discipline. Everyone can get started, do a few runs and feel good. The hardest part of running as an exercise is the discipline involved with doing it regularly ...


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No, cholesterol levels being high is not a direct contributor to being out of breath or short of breath. However, one possibility is that if you do have high cholesterol, you have some of the associated problems such as narrowing of the arteries due to plaque buildup, and the reduced blood flow can create the short of breath feeling. I would advise you to ...


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A lot depends on the intensity and the duration of a training. You'll find lots of articles on the internet about this. Just to give you an example I've placed 2 links below which compare running & running stairs. Ask the Personal trainer Running vs Stairs Running on stairs does in fact burn more calories than running on the flat. But the question ...


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Depends entirely on intensity. Interval training on a treadmill for 50 minutes will burn more calories than a steady bike ride for 50 minutes. All of the exercised have their benefits and drawbacks in terms of impact to your body but it is generally accepted that a cross trainer has the least impact on your joints.



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