When it comes to cardio workouts, running is one of the most popular forms out there, in fact 36 million people run every year. For some running includes take a fast paced jog on the treadmill for 20-30 minutes, while others take running a bit farther than this– literally!
Distance running is becoming increasingly more and more popular. In fact according to this article, “the Boston and New York City Marathons usually attract over 25,000 people to their races.” Yet is going the distance when it comes to running really safe? While we know running provides many health benefits, when is it too much to where you start to cause more harm than benefit to your muscles and joints?
Not only distance running, but running in general has been shown to cause many injuries per year. According to an article Common Running Injuries and How to Recover, the Treadmill Review Guru himself stated that of those 36 million runners a year “40-50% experience at least one injury.” Other than the many Treadmill Review Guru listed in their article, osteoarthritis is also a running linked injury. [Read more…]