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Should we give up meat?

A panel in the States has come to the conclusion that people should eat a diet higher in plants, fruits and grains because it is healthier and has a lower environmental impact....perhaps we should just... View the comments

Debate Started: 20 Feb 2015, Debate Closing: 20 Feb 2025
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40%For

60%Against

Total Votes:156

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Are smartphone apps better than fitness trackers?

A recent study has found that fitness trackers just aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, but do you trust the accuracy of apps? View the comments

Debate Started: 13 Feb 2015, Debate Closing: 13 Feb 2025

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56%Against

Total Votes:93

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Can you be healthy and overweight?

Is the number that shows on the scales indicative of how healthy a person is? Or is it ridiculous to assume that someone who's overweight can't be as fit and healthy as a slimmer counterpart? View the comments

Debate Started: 08 Jan 2015, Debate Closing: 08 Jan 2025

79%For

21%Against

Total Votes:260

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Is it too OTT to run on Christmas Day?

Is running on Christmas day all a bit too much? Should the day just be spent eating, drinking and being merry, or is there nothing wrong with getting in a cheeky run? View the comments

Debate Started: 18 Dec 2014, Debate Closing: 18 Dec 2114

35%For

65%Against

Total Votes:304

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Is it OK to spit when running?

As unpleasant as spitting is, the need to spit is often unavoidable when running outside. This week, the London Councils have approved £80 fines for spitting in public places, but is it OK to... View the comments

Debate Started: 12 Dec 2014, Debate Closing: 12 Dec 2024

76%For

24%Against

Total Votes:438

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Is it too cold to run?

After a mild autumn, temperatures are set to plummet this weekend in to minus figures. But will the chill be enough to stop you running? Vote now! View the comments

Debate Started: 03 Dec 2014, Debate Closing: 03 Dec 2024

3%For

97%Against

Total Votes:118

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Is Christmas too commercialised?

People went crazy this week over Black Friday bargains, and Cyber Monday is still to come. Is this all just too much, and is Christmas becoming far too commercialised? View the comments

Debate Started: 28 Nov 2014, Debate Closing: 28 Nov 2024

96%For

4%Against

Total Votes:125

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Should we keep debates?

There are some exciting changes coming to The Running Bug, and we want to know whether you'd like us to keep debates as part of the site. So if you could, well, debate the debates. Comment on why... View the comments

Debate Started: 20 Nov 2014, Debate Closing: 20 Nov 2024

96%For

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Total Votes:85

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Do GPS watches make you a better runner?

Do GPS watches make you a better runner, or are they just another unnecessary gadget? Vote and comment now! View the comments

Debate Started: 14 Nov 2014, Debate Closing: 14 Nov 2024

96%For

4%Against

Total Votes:156

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Are weekends for cheating?

As we all work so hard Monday-Friday, are weekends best for ordering pizza and putting your feet up? Or are those two free days all about making the most of the time for a long run and cooking some... View the comments

Debate Started: 07 Nov 2014, Debate Closing: 07 Nov 2014

20%For

80%Against

Total Votes:5

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