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Running 1 mile per day

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Oct 2016
9:37am, 10 Oct 2016
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Jambomo
Been having a bit of a debate with a friend over whether there are many benefits to running for at least 1 mile a day.

Would Fetchies say there are benefits to running a mile a day in things like fitness, weightloss etc? Obviously if you do more then its better but if a person can't/doesn't run more is there a point in running for 1 mile?
Oct 2016
9:39am, 10 Oct 2016
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westmoors
I'd say it is better than sitting on your moon
Oct 2016
10:08am, 10 Oct 2016
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Jambomo
Yeah, that's what I thought as well - I just wasn't sure how much better :)
Oct 2016
6:14pm, 10 Oct 2016
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LazyDaisy
If you start off gently, then do one or two eyeballs-out sessions of 30 seconds or so, then cool down, all within that mile, wouldn't that make you run faster generally and help you to burn fat, as the HIIT evangelists claim?
Oct 2016
6:25pm, 10 Oct 2016
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Cyclops
It is recommended for schools to get their students to run 1 mile a day for all sorts of health reasons. Whether they are proven or not, I couldn't say.
Oct 2016
6:37pm, 10 Oct 2016
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Joe Hawk
It is better than nothing but would have thought it better to do say two/three run of say three miles and have rest days in between
Oct 2016
2:45pm, 12 Oct 2016
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Jambomo
Cheers folks :)
Oct 2016
2:46pm, 12 Oct 2016
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Nicholls595
I ran a mile a day for a fortnight, and at the end of the two weeks, I was 14 miles from home.
Oct 2016
2:53pm, 12 Oct 2016
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Jambomo
:)

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