If you think you might like to try running, I suggest you join a beginner's running program. Check with your local running store to see if they have one. A walk/run program with a qualified coach is a very good way to start and avoid injuries. I also caution older runners that running won't automatically help you lose weight. I actually started gaining weight as I picked up mileage. A visit to a registered nutritionist taught me that I wasn't getting enough protein so I was losing muscle instead of fat -- not good! If you start being a lot more active you may have to change the way to eat. Done correctly, running should not equal bad knees and ankles, but in any activity it's possible to get hurt. That's one reason I recommend running with a group, wearing quality running shoes, and getting professional advice. But most of all, have fun!
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