Couch to 5K

Keep running... and get a friend off the couch!

Most of us in this community have come to realize the benefits of activity... so I feel like preaching to the converted, but this report is actually worrying:

This is my thought...

One thing we can do is lead by example... keep running and keep telling everyone you know how fantastic you feel (even after that horrible run in the pouring rain - in this case lies are allowed!), and brag about C25K and the great support on here.

It would be wonderful if each one of us could get even just one inactive person off the couch!

The following is a copy and paste from this report:

Levels of inactivity

29 per cent of people in England are classed as physically inactive which means that more than one in four people fail to achieve 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week

Inactivity is the fourth largest cause of disease and disability and directly contributes to one in six deaths in the UK making it as dangerous as smoking

Inactivity levels in the UK are double those of Germany and France and more than 20 per cent higher than those in the United States

And a question for IannodaTruffe : are the C25K posters still available to download?

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Hi Pigivi, the poster is still available and a link to it can be found on the C25K POSTER APPROVED pinned post, which is in the right hand side of the posts page. I hope everyone on here will put at least one of these up at either their local doctor's surgery, health or leisure centre or place of work.

You are quite right about inactivity in our society. It is shocking and a time bomb waiting to overwhelm our NHS, so yes, we must all spread the word about C25k. It is amazing how many doctors have never heard about it.

Most of us who have passed through this incredible programme are zealots and if the NHS is not going to tell people about it, then it is down to us.

Keep running, keep smiling.


I've been actively spreading the good word of this program. It was recommended to me by a colleague, and I've passed it on to two other graduates. Great idea to keep this good thing going.


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