You’ve probably heard that running is a top calorie burner, stress reliever and health booster. Not sure your knees can take it? Contrary to popular belief, all that pounding doesn’t raise your risk of osteoarthritis, and it may even protect the cartilage in your joints.
Running may be one of the simplest workouts you can do—tie your shoes, one foot in front of another, off you go—but there are some common mistakes that can make workouts less effective, raise your risk of injury, or slow your progress.
Whether you’re ready to take your jogging workouts to the next level, improve your pace in an upcoming race, accelerate weight loss or maximize the minutes you spend logging miles, adding intervals to your running routine can help you reach your goals.
Unlike, say, swimming pools, running surfaces are virtually everywhere. A trail, a street, a park, a beach—you can tie on your sneakers and just head out of the door for some exercise.
Feet are like snowflakes—no two are alike, including the two at the end of your own legs. And buying a running shoe with the proper fit and design for your unique needs—the type of running you do, your gait, your foot shape—will have a positive impact on nearly every joint and muscle in your body.