woman running at the beach
Boost your fitness levels by running barefoot at the beach.

It’s Low Impact

Running on sand reduces the impact on your lower legs and works the stabilising muscles in your feet, ankles and knees. Avoid running on uneven sand for too long as this can cause muscle or hip imbalances.

It Improves Strength And Stability

To stop you from sinking into the sand, your feet, calves and glutes all have to work harder, which is great resistance training, and it challenges your core and increases stability.

It’s Good For Your Mind

Running on a beach is an escape that takes you away from the gym and urban roads. You’ll enjoy the fresh air and natural surroundings and you may find other like-minded exercisers to keep you company.

Text: Good Health, Bauer Syndication / Additional Reporting: Zarelda Marie Goh
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