Home > Fitness > Sport > Running Running All sections in Fitness » Exercise » Getting started » In the gym » Lifestages » Sport » Sports injuries » Running » Rugby » Walking » Cricket » Soccer » Cycling » Sports nutrition Inspired by the Comrades? You can learn to run Running for exercise is very different to the running we did as kids. Here’s how you can teach your body how to run. take a Flexibility test » Receive Health tips » Ask Fitness Expert » Join Health24 on Facebook » 10 minute bikini-ready workout Why you need strength to run 10 health benefits of long-distance running Long-distance running has a number of health benefits. Here's a look at how running long distance can benefit you. Long-distance running makes body more efficient Sustained movement, such as long distance running, may lead to changes in muscles and tendons which can make your body more efficient at running, researchers say. Running for a cause: 26 Charities to benefit from Sanlam Cape town marathon The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon organisers hope to raise over R1 million to benefit close to thirty different charity organisations. How cheap surgical tape can prevent running blisters Surgical tape is affordable and easy to find, and researchers have now proven that it's the best way to prevent running blisters. Walk or jog? Is it better to walk or jog if you want to lose weight? The answer depends not only on who you are but on your particular goals. Learn how to run While running might just seem like a speeded-up version of walking, there are some important considerations if you want to make sure you get the most out of it. Major benefits from Sanlam Cape Town Marathon The running and sporting fraternity are set to benefit greatly from the 2016 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. Local communities and sectors of society are also expected to receive significant boosts from this major event. Researchers show fat isn't necessary for marathons Muscles prefer carbohydrates as their fuel source during high-intensity, long-duration runs, a new study has found. 10 km run within 12 weeks Have you always longed to be able to run 10 km's? A new Walk and Run Health Programme can help you achieve your goal before the year is up. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Choose wisely... » Healthy diet may extend kidney patients' lives Healthy diet protects teens against later weight gain Finding the right diet for you With so many fad diets out there, it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction. Dietitian Mpho Tshukudu gives advice on how to find and follow the right diet. Decor danger! » Sick building syndrome FAQ: Sick building syndrome What is sick building syndrome? Your wallpaper might be making you sick Fungus growing on wallpaper might contribute to 'sick building syndrome', causing symptoms similar to flu and allergies.