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Jog On: How Running Saved My Life

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Applicability of cancellation rights: Legal rights of cancellation under the Distance Selling Regulations available for UK or EU consumers do not apply to certain products and services. As someone who often feels I should run more, this helped me realise that I can run more when I want to, but should also use running in a way that benefits me, and not as a way of bargaining with myself or forcing myself on bad days. There’s also too much politics and talk of privilege that I didn’t really come to the book to read, and to be honest… a skinny white middle class woman writing a book about exercise complaining that most of the representation of exercise from online content comes from skinny middle class women I found a bit irritating. I don't consider myself a runner yet, but Mackie has dispelled myths that have previously prevented me from trying.

Memerized, I devoured this book and now find myself unable to start a new one because none of them captures my attention.For me there was too many cold facts and not enough personal connection between the reader and author. Her tone is quite conversational, and it feels like you’re just having a chat with a mate who is occasionally witty and makes you unexpectedly snort.

It was down an alleyway and I just kept going back there because I was too ashamed to run anywhere else, as I thought people would laugh and shout at me. In Jog On , Bella explains with hilarious and unfiltered honesty how she used running to battle crippling anxiety and depression, without having to sacrifice her main loves: booze, cigarettes and ice cream. Unfortunately the writing just didn’t hold up to the ideas and messages with many passages being almost direct repetitions from previous chapters. She is great at promoting that running is really accessible to anyone who is able bodied to take up, the problems with how exercise is advertised and yet how important it is and the need to get help for mental health.It also felt like it could have been condensed into a shorter book as essentially her advice is to run and the other people she asked agreed too. We went to an emergency room but the young intern, looking exhausted of course, didn't seem to take it seriously.

The first chapter or so is excellent, the author describing how running cured her anxieties in a way that therapy and meds never did.

That said, for people who have little or no knowledge of anxiety/depression/PTSD and more, the detailed medical explanations may offer an insight. In Jog On, Bella explains with hilarious and unfiltered honesty how she used running to battle crippling anxiety and depression, without having to sacrifice her main loves: booze, cigarettes and ice cream.

These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. ACT Contact / FAQ About Events / Videos Merch / Subs Sign in/up Jog On : How Running Saved My Life Mackie, Bella More by this author. It feels like the author wrote a really exceptional essay that she made the mistake of turning into an entire book. I found the honesty about mental health really refreshing and learned a lot about other forms of anxiety.A book of real hope and one that will truly inspire you ’ Stylist --This text refers to the paperback edition. Based on the description, I thought this book was going to be more of a memoir about a woman who used running to overcome a tough time in her life. If you're curious about the benefits of running for mental wellbeing, I'd recommend giving this book a read.

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