Do you ever wonder about the long term effects of running? Sure, running is good for your heart, it burns lots of calories, and has a host of other well known benefits, but do you wonder if your body will eventually suffer from all those miles? Will it breakdown? Will your knees go? How will running affect you as you age? What will you be like in your eighth and ninth decade? How will the running you do now, and the miles between now and then, affect those years?
I’ll answer those questions and more.
Dr. James Fries, Professor Emeritus of Stanford University has been studying aging runners for many years, and the news is great. It will provide motivation, which will change your attitude about the value of running.