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25 February, 2023


Running in Your 50s: Tips for Staying Active and Healthy

Yes okay, the aches might be a bit stronger the next day. But there is no reason why we can't keep being active way past our 50's. Here are eGlove's top tips for those who want to continue keeping fit and active.

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eGlove Managing Director James is now in his mid 50’s and like many of us does his best to keep fit - but it does get harder as we get older… Here are his tips…

As we age, our bodies change, and running can become a little more challenging. However, with the right approach, you can still enjoy the many benefits of this popular exercise in your 50s. Here are some tips to help you get started.

  1. Start slow: If you haven’t run in a while, or if you’re new to the sport, it’s important to start slow. Gradually build up your endurance and distance over time to avoid injury.
  2. Warm up properly: Before you start running, take the time to warm up properly. This can include light stretching, a slow jog, or walking. A proper warm-up will help you avoid injury and increase your performance.
  3. Wear proper shoes: Investing in a good pair of running shoes is key to preventing injury. Look for shoes that fit well, provide adequate support, and offer cushioning for your feet.
  4. Listen to your body: If you feel pain or discomfort while running, it’s important to stop and rest. If you experience persistent pain, it may be time to see a doctor or physical therapist.
  5. Incorporate cross-training: Running can put a lot of stress on your joints, so it’s important to incorporate cross-training into your routine. This can include activities such as cycling, swimming, or strength training.
  6. Stay hydrated: Make sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your run. Staying hydrated is key to maintaining your energy levels and avoiding dehydration.
  7. Set achievable goals: Whether you want to run a certain distance, or simply maintain your current fitness level, it’s important to set achievable goals. This will help you stay motivated and on track.
  8. Don’t get cold:  wear the right layers, and of course your favourite eGLOVES! I’m loving my blue ones at the moment! Running Glove page

In conclusion, running in your 50s can be a great way to stay active and healthy. By following these tips, you can ensure that you enjoy the many benefits of running for years to come.


Our range of eGlove sport-specific gloves have been developed with complete focus on the end-user.

The business was kick started in 2009 when founder, Neil struggled to use his iPhone on a mountain in minus 20 degrees.

Having spent his whole life in sport from British Kart Champion through to Running, Triathlon, Ironman, Back Country Heli-Skiing and Cycling, Neil wanted to develop sports gloves that truly performed but which also firmly embraced mobile phone technology (or at least allowed the user to call, text or take a selfie whilst wearing them).

James joined Neil and product design, testing and development began. Six months later and the first eGlove for running was launched, followed by gloves for riding, skiing, golf - and just keeping your hands toasty warm. Neil decided to leave eGlove in 2015 to pursue other interests (although he still keeps close to the business!) and James was joined by his Ultra Runner wife, Nikki.

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