“I run because it makes me feel incredible and it’s changed my life.”

By Debi, 44, from Croxteth, Liverpool

Being active has completely transformed Debi’s life. In the past she was the self-confessed ‘poster girl for being inactive’ and now she’s quite literally a ‘poster girl for being active’!

In the past Debi lived an unhealthy life, which comprised of 20 cigarettes a day an unhealthy diet and not much activity. Debi never felt like running was something that she could do, but when a friend suggested that they go for a run in Princes Park, she felt like she had nothing to lose and decided to give it a go.

And what a great decision that was! Since that moment she’s been living a more active life. Debi now runs regularly and she loves it! It gives her heart and lungs a good workout and leaves her feeling healthier, stronger and more confident than she ever thought possible.

The more she runs the better she feels, she’s consistently running further and faster now. She’s even looking forward to running her first marathon, which is a remarkable achievement for someone who never thought running was for them! It shows that it doesn’t matter what level you start at, if you believe in yourself you can achieve big things. And like Debi, you might even surprise yourself.

Debi’s Advice:

“Being active has been a life-changer for me - I feel incredible, if you’re not very active at the moment, start small like walking round the park and take a friend with you too for moral support. Being active will not only improve your life, it could extend it too”.