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    Hey. So I'm pretty unfit, and a bit overweight. I do no exercise apart from a 40 min walk to uni, though I've started getting the bus back more often lately. I'd love to be able to run for long amounts of time as I think it'd be a really good way to exercise, and want to get fitter/slimmer. Problem is I get out of breath and my heart races and chest hurts after a 3 or 4 minutes.

    I've started jogging on the spot for a few minutes at a time several times a day. Do you think this is a good starting point to strengthen my heart, if I slowly build it up over time, and will increase stamina for going out for an actual run?

    This probably sounds ridiculous but can't help feeling down heartened when I'm out of breath from jogging a few minutes
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    The NHS have a programme for beginners called Couch to 5k. I haven't done it myself, but a few of my friends have and they seemed to enjoy it.

    http://www.nhs.uk/LiveWell/c25k/Pages/couch-to-5k.aspx

    Try not to feel down heartened, we all have to start somewhere! Just gradually build it up, getting fit takes time. Make sure you constantly push yourself and you'll start to see improvements real soon
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    Thanks for the info, and kind encouragement At the moment I'm just doing it between sessions of studying. May make my long term goal to do a 5k though. Sounds like a good plan on the nhs website too
 
 
 
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