Benefits of Running

Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on June 27, 2019 and last updated on February 4, 2023

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.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

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

Conversation Questions

  • Is running good for you?
  • 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?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.