However its survey of 2,000 adults found that almost half of the people questioned said they could run half a mile although 1 in 5 said they could only manage 100 yards.
38% said they weren’t up to joining a gym and 28% thought running was for those who were already fit.
The BHF said that heart and circulatory disease affects 7 million people in the UK and is responsible for over 150,000 deaths a year.
That’s one person dying every 3 minutes!
The charity is launching a new campaign next month called MyMarathon which urges people to run the length of a marathon – 26.2 miles – over a month. Check out details here.
“Keeping physically active is one of the best ways to build a strong and healthy heart” a BHF spokesperson said.
Of course people like QfL boot campers know that already.