Is running bad for you? So many people think of running marathons as the epitome of health. But is this really the case? Or can you be running too much?
Like most things there is both a good and a bad side to running as I detail in this video.
It’s been said that you should take one day of rest for every mile you run. While I think this is extreme, it does point out that the impact on your body that running for distances can have.
Of course if you want to get even more benefits from running, while spending less time, with less risk of injury, I recommend doing hill sprints.
The problems stem from the fact that with each step when you’re running your body has to handle several times your own bodyweight. This repeated for thousands upon thousands of steps may result in some issues. The force has to be transferred some where and this may be the knees or back, which many runners do find they end up with problems in.
Instead you may want to check out something like pose running, or doing it barefoot where you’re unable to heel strike. I’m not an expert in these topics but if you choose to run, for enjoyment, then I would seek an expert out.
In my opinion, some running can be great, but if you’re looking to get into better shape there are much better options.