GOOD RUNNING FORM is the foundation of a long and enjoyable running habit. Here's what you need to know:

1. LOOK TO THE HORIZON, KEEP YOUR CHIN PARALLEL TO THE GROUND.

2. RELAX YOUR SHOULDERS; THINK 'DOWN AND BACK'.

3. KEEP YOUR ELBOWS AT A RIGHT ANGLE, AND YOUR HANDS RELAXED.

4. STRAIGHTEN YOUR SPINE, TIGHTEN YOUR CORE.

5. TILT YOUR HIPS FORWARD.

6. FOCUS ON A GENTLE FOOT LANDING, WHETHER ON YOUR TOES, HEEL, OR MIDFOOT.

7. BEND YOUR KNEES SLIGHTLY, KEEP YOUR LEGS UNDER YOU.

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