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How can I start running?

I've never been good at running and I'd like to give it a try, but I don't know where to start! + would running help me lose weight?

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DanceInTheRain, do you have a smartphone? If you do, download the app Couchto5k app. I believe they have one that is free. This will help you become a 5k runner. And even if you don't want to do races, it will help you begin running.
If you don't have a smart phone, I'll give you the gist of the program.
Week 1, 4 days a week:
Warm up 5 minutes (Walk at normal pace)
For the next 20 minutes, alternate running/jogging for 60 seconds, with walking for 90 seconds.
Cool down 5 minutes (walking at normal pace)

Week 2, 4 days a week:
Warm up 5 minutes (walk at normal pace)
For the next 20 minutes, alternate running/jogging for 90 seconds, with walking for 60 seconds.
Cool down 5 minutes (walking at normal pace)

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Ok, the best way to start running is to work out a morning routine for yourself, BUT, before you do you should buy one of those pace checker watches to check how many calories you've burnt, etc. If you keep running soon you will get in the habit and you will start to lose a lot of weight.

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You can start running by having routine jogs and workouts in the morning. Then, walk for some few minutes and jog in between. Keep track of what you do so as to get motivated and find a fitness group that works. Find more tips at http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/running/training-schedules/running-101-a-beginners-guide/.

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When you first want to start running, walk-run intervals (when you switch off running and walking) will allow you to gradually ease your body into the new form of movement. Using this strategy of walking and running can allow you to easily get to the point of running two to three continuous miles within five to ten weeks. Depending on your fitness, you should start with a total distance of one to three miles, and use a 3:1 walk:run ratio. For example, for a two mile workout, you should walk three minutes, then jog one minute, and then walk three minutes again. Continue this scenario until you’ve traveled two miles. You can perform this workout three to four times per week. Try to allow a full 24-48 hours between sessions.
http://fitnessfundamentalsfree.blogspot.com/

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Put one foot in front of the other and get away from the keyboard. (tough love)

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