I like hearing about professional
athletes because they’re such
good role models, so I read ‘How
I build my body’ about footballer
Steph Houghton (WF Issue 3) with
interest. I play for a local football team
and love the game. Steph’s advice on
cardio, strength, diet and support makes
a lot of sense. Athletes like her are living
the lives a lot of youngsters aspire to, and
it’s great she’s dedicated to the sport.
There are more than 30 million children
involved in organised sports per year
who athletes can potentially influence.
Nowadays, sadly too many people spend
too much time on their phones, and not
enough on outdoor activities.
Kirsten Brown, Inverness
I was motivated by your brilliant article ‘Run Your
First 5K!’ (WF issue 2). I run regularly, but only
short distances (less than 3km). Friends and
colleagues are doing marathons and I’d love to
give them a go but really didn’t know where to
start. Your five-step plan has come in very useful.
I’m starting to run greater distances and improve
my endurance. I want to gain speed as well,
and help my body get stronger and faster, so
I’m following your steps to run longer and get
more out of my running workouts. Who knows,
I may be up to entering marathons in the near
future. Thank you for the push in the right direction!
Jennie David, Chipping Barnet, Herts
Thank you for the really useful article, ‘Sports Bras
Uncovered’ (WF issue 3). It’s good to know
that more and more size and style options are
coming out all the time, as everyone’s shape,
style preference and support need is different.
I tended just to grab a basic supermarket sports
bra, which I hid under a top, but have been
inspired to look around and try something
different as sports bras aren’t just underwear
these days. I’m even tempted to update my look
with a matching crop top and leggings!
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