Benefits of Running


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Running is a very popular sport and a way of keeping fit for many people. Whether it be a short jog or a 10 km run people have been running for years to stay fit and healthy.

Very few questions are asked about the negative effects of running as it is widely assumed that there are none, but if we look into the different distances, frequency and intensity people choose to run there may well be some negative effects.


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  • run (verb)
  • frequency (noun)
  • intensity (noun)
  • distance (noun)
  • healthy (adjective)
  • keep fit (idiom)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
Is running good for you?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Benefits of Running
  • Do you generally think running is good for people?
  • In what circumstances would running not be good for people?
  • What are the negative effects of running extremely long distances on a regular basis?
  • How often do you think you should run to be healthy?

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