Is Running Bad for You?

The other day I had an appointment with a doctor who told me I should consider giving up running.  She said that running created inflammation and that inflammation breeds disease.  I can tell you right now that at this point in my life I’m not giving up running.  I agree that there are a lot of reasons a person shouldn’t run.  I think it causes inflammation and that is bad, especially if, like me, you aren’t very good at icing.  There is research to prove it puts a lot of pressure on your soft tissues and as someone fascinated with fascia I know that’s not good.  Running can cause small stress fractures in the bones.  None of these are positive.  I know how awful I felt after I ran the Hartford Marathon in 2005, and I think a marathon (like almost any extreme) is not good for the body.  Of course, moderation is always an important factor when you do anything.  But every body and person is different and I know that I need […]

Is Running Bad for You?2017-10-25T15:49:54-04:00