Does the NHS Couch to 5K work?

Did Couch to 5K really work? YES! The first week starts with eight 60 second runs, broken up with 90 seconds of walking between each run. From there it builds up gradually, until the end of week 5 when you have your first unbroken 20-minute run.

How do I get the NHS Couch to 5K on my Apple Watch?

Couch to 5K

  1. Download the app to your phone and opt in (or not) to its privacy policy.
  2. Give permission for C25K to use your iPhone’s motion processor.
  3. Before you start running, though, you’ll need to connect C25K to the Health app.
  4. C25K then shows you the screen that lets you share your workouts with the Health app.

Does Couch to 5K help you lose weight?

Couch to 5K is a running program to get you in shape to run a 5K race. It’s not a weight loss program. The exercise will help you burn calories but you need to combine with a healthy eating plan if you aim to lose weight. Swop sugary and high fat food for lean protein, whole grains, fruit and vegetables.

What’s the best Couch to 5K app UK?

Check out these couch to 5K apps recommended by avid users to help you get to the finish line.

  • Nike Run Club App (Free) iOS / Android.
  • Charity Miles (Free) iOS / Android.
  • Strava (Free) iOS / Android.
  • Map My Run (Free) iOS / Android.
  • My Fitness Pal (Free) iOS / Android.

Is Couch to 5K hard?

Overall, I am a fan of the simplicity of the Couch to 5K running plan and the encouraging community of runners it builds. But for many people, Couch to 5K® is too hard. These shortfalls are especially more pronounced in runners with no previous running experience (real beginners) and those who are overweight.

Is Couch to 5K actually 5K?

Couch to 5k is a nine-week training program designed to help people transform a sedentary lifestyle into an active one. The popular exercise plan promises to get you in good enough shape to successfully finish a 3.1-mile run by the end of the program.

Is the Couch to 5K app worth it?

“The app is just great for getting you moving. Getting you up and out. It starts off so slowly that it is doable and achievable for almost everyone.” Many praise the app for encouraging them to get out and off their sofa, with its simple training program and motivational coaches helping keep you out.

How to get running with Couch to 5K?

It was developed by a new runner, Josh Clark, who wanted to help his 50-something mum get off the couch and start running, too. The plan involves 3 runs a week, with a day of rest in between, and a different schedule for each of the 9 weeks.

Do you need to see a GP for Couch to 5K?

Whether you’ve never run before or if you just want to get more active, Couch to 5K is a free and easy way of getting fitter and healthier. If you have any health concerns about beginning an exercise regime like Couch to 5K, make an appointment to see your GP and discuss it with them first.

Who are the celebrities on couch to 5K?

As well as Laura who features on the NHS Couch to 5K podcasts, you can also be coached by celebrities Jo Whiley, Sarah Millican, Sanjeev Kohli or Michael Johnson. Watch this video to see how Laura went from fitness phobe to keen runner with the Couch to 5K programme.

Is there a podcast for Couch to 5K?

A week-by-week description of the 9-week set of Couch to 5K podcasts. Each week involves 3 runs. You can download each week as a podcast: Or, get the entire programme as a smartphone app: This One You Couch to 5K app gives you a choice of coaches and helps you track your progress.