Yes, theory. Go and gorge to your heart's delight on non sugar food and you will still get fat. Eating too much makes people fat is the principle, not eating too much sugar makes you fat. Which is why a sugar tax isn't the way to go, it's a barking up the wrong tree. Individual gluttony and sloth are to blame for obesity, not food manufacturers or sugar in food per se. When an obese person bothers to take personal responsibility and limit their calorie intake (e.g. to under 2000/2500 calories, as befits their own circumstances) the overweightness starts to reduce. It's the all day grazers who won't limit their calorie intake responsibly who want to pretend the cause is something other than their own casual gluttony. If they counted the calories they are shoving in their faces, they'd find they are going way over on a regular basis, but they are probably in denial about this. Far easier to blame someone else or something else (sugar; food manufacturers) than take personal responsibility and limit calorie intake appropriately.
I think Colin has cried "wolf" many times on this forum.
To be honest, you just look a bit knackered to me. It doesn't strike me as a shockingly bad gait, and if you'd asked me to pick out someone from the video who was bobbing from side to side, I wouldn't have picked you out.
So yes.. working on the core can help. Also, you could work on running drills, easily found on youtube... and so help you maintain good form.
Hi Joy... obviously running clubs must differ.. but the vast majority are friendly and of very mixed abilities. Maybe you'll be the youngest. But so what - and anyway, there will probably be a sprinkling of under 21s there.
It's easy for me to say just go for it... having spoken to many people who are very confident club members, but who admit that they were terrified at first. Of course, there is no real reason to be terrified, but it's part of human nature.
I'm sure your local club will have a facebook page, which could be a really good way to get in touch, make a few enquiries about what they're like and just 'chat'. Or at the very least they'll have an email address on their website.
In our club, if someone enquires before turning ujp, then we're expecting the newcomer and make sure we look after them on the first visits until they're bedded in. We also allow runners to run a few time, to make sure they feel comfortable before they sign up as a full member.
It sounds like you really do want join up... so find a way to make it happen! Good luck.