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How Strength Training Can Improve Your Run

A common misconception is that weight training will make you bulky or that in order to lose weight you should only do cardio. However, neither of these ring true and there are so many ways in which strength training can benefit you when running. Preventing Injury Strength training helps to prevent injury by, you’ve guessed it, strengthening the muscles. When you run the force of roughly three times your body weight is placed through each leg. By building muscle you are better able to absorb the force of each step which will reduce the strain of your joints. It’s particularly important to incorporate strength training if you plan to increase the distance or pace of your runs in order to...

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APRIL CHALLENGE: WEEK 2

It’s Week 2 of Running with MML and this week your challenge is to move 5,000 steps every day for a week. The national lockdown and busy working from home schedules has meant that it's not always easy to get out of the house, but getting outside in nature and moving your body has so many benefits! Whether it’s first thing in the morning, a lunch time stroll or when you finish work, let’s get those steps in! This week’s challenge will run from 19th – 25th April. Winner will be announced on 26th April. Upload photos and screenshots of you completing the challenge to Instagram and/or Facebook and tag us to enter, make sure to use the hash tag...

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The Benefits of Dog Walking

We all know the importance of taking the dog out for regular walks. However, dog walking isn’t just beneficial for your pup, there are lots of ways dog walking can positively impact the life of the owner too. First off, it’s a great form of exercise that doesn’t actually feel like exercise! A review of 29 studies over a twenty-year period found that dog owners walked a median amount of 160 minutes a week. Embedding a dog walk into your daily routine means that exercise becomes a habit. It is also a good way to hold yourself accountable, as your dog is relying on you, similarly to if you arrange to work out with a friend! Dog walking encourages you...

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APRIL CHALLENGE: WEEK 1

Welcome to Week 1 of Run with MML! This week’s challenge is to move 10km over the course of the week. Whether it’s running or walking, we just want you to get moving. Upload photos and screenshots of you completing the challenge on Instagram and/or Facebook and tag us to enter, make sure to use the hash tag #RunWithMML This week’s challenge will run from 12th – 18th April. Winner will be announced on 19th April. We can’t wait to see how you get on!

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APRIL CHALLENGE

Over the month of April we’re going to be running weekly challenges, starting next week, and we’d love for you to get involved! These challenges are a chance to get moving and burn off some of those Easter Eggs (and those future pints when the pubs reopen in May!) Each challenge will be announced on a Monday and the winner will be announced the following Monday. To enter, post photos and screenshots of you completing the challenge for that week. Make sure to tag us and use the hashtag #RunWithMML so we can see how you get on. There will be weekly prizes and an overall progress prize for one contestant entering all three challenges. So grab some water, lace...

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