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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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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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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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Recovering from plateaus is hard because they are both frustrating and usually you have to do the opposite of what seems rational - like take a step back. When people struggle to lose more weight, they usually cut the calories more and increase running/other physical activity which actually worsens the problem. Your body goes into "starvation mode", meaning ...


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Everyone reaches plateaus during their weight loss. Provided you continue to eat at a sensible deficit of calories (recommendation is between 10 and 20% of your TDEE) and are tracking them well you should start to lose weight again. As correctly explained by ddinchev, if you eat too little your body will go into "starvation mode", eating ~1000 calories ...


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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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That doesn't sound normal. I also started out running in some very cheap shoes and then switched to stability shoes. They do feel different, and you may get some "new shoe" issues such as blisters until they break in. However, I never had any obvious muscle or joint pain caused by the shoes, and the general sense was that I could run further in the ...


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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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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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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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There are two big mistakes that most amateur runners make. They go too hard on their easy days, and not hard enough on their hard days. This usually means they don't get as much out of their speedwork as they could, and they don't go easy enough to really get a good recovery. For the average runner targeting a 5k, they can usually get by with 30ish miles a ...


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Your problem is either medical or expectation-based. Are you expecting it to be as easy? You are going uphill and so are working your muscles a lot more. You are in the Anaerobic zone for incline runs which is not the pleasant experience you will get when running in the aerobic zone. Go to a doctor and explain all of your ailments. You could ask to be ...


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You might experience leg fatigue because of incorrect posture or technique while running. Running in a straight line and at a constant speed tends to be more efficient compared with running erratically or at various speeds. Lowering your center of gravity while running could increase your balance and power, making it easier to run without becoming fatigued.



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