Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen the headlines:
“Jogging Could Actually be BAD for you: Too much running increases risk of early death,” From the Daily Mail.
“Too Much Running Tied to Shorter Lifespan,” from WebMD.com
“Running Farther, Faster and Longer Can Kill You,” from today.com.
Even Active.com, a running site got in on the fun:
And my personal favorite:
“One Running Shoe in the Grave,” from the Wall Street Journal.
Sure, many reputable sources have challenged these findings (like this, this and this), but we realize headlines like these are hard to write off – it’s your life, after all! So, we were wondering what you thought.
Tell us, do reports that running “too much” might increase your risk of an early death get your attention? If so, what do you think is “too much?” Have you changed your training after reading these headlines?