Ever since the untimely death of Micah True and various sensationalized marathon deaths around the country, the subject of whether running is good or bad for you–and how much running is good or bad for you–has been a media and discussion board hot topic.
Never mind that True’s death was due to cardiomyophathy, an enlarged heart, which can be caused by something as simple as an infection, not necessarily from running. Never mind that more people die skiing or playing golf every year, or getting out of bed in the morning, or having sex. Never mind that noise pollution increases our chances of having a cardiac event, and even the yearly switch from daylight savings to standard time and then back again increases heart attack risks. No, let’s ignore all of that and pick on running.
For those who welcome another excuse to remain firmly ass-planted on the couch, this is music to the ear. Stop running so much, the experts advise. You’re killing yourself! Read more >>