Harvard Heart Letter

Spring training: How to move from couch to 5K

Whether you walk or run, participating in a local 5K race can be a good way to enhance your heart health and community spirit. If you’re looking for inspiration to get in shape and strengthen your heart, you might think about doing a couch-to-5K program. These free or low-cost coaching plans (available online or as apps or podcasts) are designed to help would-be runners train for a 5-kilometer race, which is about…

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