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Side effects of running

JaySeeSkinny profile image

I've been running for 20 months now - and I haven't really lost any weight (but nor have I put any on - just the normal fluctuations). But something is definitely happening. Today we had a meeting at work where I met up with colleagues I haven't seen for at least 10 months. Two of them told me I was looking younger and asked what my secret was. This was on two separate occasions, completely independent of each other. One of them took up running about 4 years ago and I remember listening to him telling us about his morning runs - I was green with envy at the time. Now I do it myself.

This journey is so worth it. You don't have to be fast (I'm not) just get out there regularly. The exercise fends off diabetes and high blood pressure, it redistributes your weight, helps you sleep better, improves mood - and it makes you younger - obviously!

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poppypug profile image

Yes !!! And so say all of us :-)

You've just gotta get out there and do your stuff. It pays dividends , and I bet you felt great after those comments :-) xxx

IannodaTruffe profile image

Well done.

I wish it helped me sleep better.................

Oldfloss profile image
OldflossAdministrator in reply to IannodaTruffe

Oh dear.... I..... sleep like a log....especially on run days ...?

Joy57 profile image

Very uplifting, JaySee, I'm sure you must feel great 😄

Oldfloss profile image


Go you,, how amazing do you feel...because you are!

I , of course. look half my age.... I wish... but...i feel it!

Running is fantastic:)

JaySeeSkinny profile image
JaySeeSkinnyGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Bet you really look half your age, Oldfloss . Anyway, as we know age is just a number.

Wantorun2013 profile image

Yep whole heartedly agree lm feeling so much better only after 4 weeks on wards and up wards👍🏃

Sandraj39 profile image

These are the things that make it all worthwhile! Happy running JaySeeSkinny!☺

ju-ju- profile image

This is so true, I get told a lot that I don't look my age ( 47)... they maybe just being nice but when I look at pics from my 30's when I wasnt running I think I look older then!!!!! There is definitely something in it, and I personally am a great believer in fresh air and nature 😎

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Awesome! Looking forward to looking younger!!

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