Smile with your first mile

We all know that exercise is good for us – reducing the risk of heart problems, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer are just a few of the amazing benefits.

In particular, running really is fab for all-round health  –  as well as more feel-good endorphins, your body will become more efficient at burning energy, helping you reach your target weight and maintain it, too.

I used to be that kid in school who'd fake being ill to skip PE, but since losing weight I’ve found that I really enjoy running. I’ve done a couple of park runs and I'm taking part in a 10K race soon.

Stuart Lacey from Manchester lost 3st 10lbs

If you’ve ever thought about jogging or running and aren’t sure how to take that first step, the good news is you don’t have to make like Mo Farah – Runner’s World have the perfect programme to help you get started.

burger in a bowl

Runner’s World 6-week First Mile training programme gently eases you into regular activity, starting with brisk walking and gradually leading you into your first mile victory!

Even if you’re a running beginner, this plan slots right into your everyday life, and you’ll soon be reaping all of the health benefits it brings.

The First Mile programme fits perfectly with Slimming World’s activity programme, Body Magic – it’s all about finding an activity that you enjoy and doing it a bit more often until it becomes a habit that you’ll enjoy for life.

If you’d love to know more about how you can start this healthy lifestyle, join a Slimming World group today

News archive

or become an online member

You'll find more delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.

Featured recipe

Beef stew with dumplings
Beef stew with dumplings

For the ultimate comfort food on a cold night, you...

Read more

Free 7 day menu

Free 7-day menu

Try Food Optimising for free with our 7-day menu… you'll love the results!

Read more