Runners and pain go together hand (or foot or knee) in hand. It has been reported that more than half of active runners experience an injury each and every year. So, which ailments are the most common?
Running can be hard on your feet and legs -- you end up paying for all that impact eventually, right? Most serious runners can't avoid pain, but the key to managing it lies in knowing the kind of pain you're dealing with.
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?
Running is a great way to lose weight. But whether you were born to run or just looking for a way to drop some pounds, it's a good idea to have a plan in place well before putting your sneakers on the pavement.
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.
When it comes to running, no one is invincible. Injuries can hinder veteran runners as well as beginners. What should you do if you twist something -- can you treat some injuries yourself, or should you head to the doctor's office?
It's the day of the big race. You've got your running shoes on and your lucky rabbit's foot in hand.. You've trained for weeks for this marathon, but have you shortchanged yourself by not having a cup of coffee?