We've all heard the saying "no pain, no gain," but that's not necessarily a truism for runners. With the right preparation, the right amount of training and the right shoe, you'll be striding on your way with less injury and more enjoyment.
WHAT'S INSIDE: RUNNING HEALTH
- Benefits of Running
- Running Injuries
- Running Nutrition
If you've got the blues, it's highly likely that a jog around the block will cheer you up. Why does running have a therapeutic effect?
Scientists once assumed that running and walking used the same amount of energy -- that is, they burned the same number of calories. However, a group of Syracuse University researchers found that running actually burns more calories than walking. What factor had scientists overlooked in the past?