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FITNESS NEWS

WHO RUNS THE WORLD?

Not just girls, but British girls, it seems. Data from fitness tracking app Strava shows that the UK is a world-beater when it comes to run commuting. Last year we ditched packed trains and trundling buses in favour of running shoes, and logged an impressive 4.6 million runs to work. Year-on-year, our run commuting habits shot up by more than 50 per cent and between us we saved 9.7 million tonnes of carbon. Spring is the perfect time to join in (our most active day in 2018 was Tuesday 15 May), with lighter evenings and warmer temperatures. And it’s not just for those who live close to their workplace, either. You can incorporate a run by parking a couple of miles away from the office, or getting off the train a stop or two early to run the rest of the way. Prep is key. Plan your route, write a checklist so you never forget essentials like your bra or deodorant, leave a towel, clean clothes and toiletries at work, and if you tend to end up roasting post-run, treat yourself to a desk fan.

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Have you thought about your sleep recently? It’s one of the key pillars of our wellbeing, which is why we’ve delved into all things bedtime this issue. Inside, you’ll find simple, science-backed fixes to all your sleep worries, from insomnia to snoring, plus our body clock training plan and moves to help you snooze. We investigate whether fat really deserves its bad rep, uncover the intricacies of the placebo effect, and explore 2019’s biggest wellness trend: blue health. Plus, our food section champions light Easter bakes, three beauty experts dish on their bedtime routines, and Jess Ennis-Hill talks family and fitness since retiring. Find all this and more in the brand new issue of Healthy!