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entertain the thought of running 26 miles and competing in a marathon. Running is both a simple and complex sport. Runners come in all shapes and sizes. I have seen 300-pound men and women at the start of a race and in contrast the chiseled muscles of the elite runners. The reasons for running are as various as the runners themselves. Some run for weight lose, mental or physical health, competition, and charity. There are many physical health benefits for running; “Human bodies burn about...

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Running with Bulls

Letter of Protest: Running with Bulls Dear Organisers, Most recently I attended the public event known as ‘Running with Bulls’. Due to three major points I have observed about this annual occurrence and will shortly elaborate on, I would like to protest that this event must be stopped. The first negative effect of ‘Running with Bulls’ is the impact it has on the competitors and all other people near about. As proved from the latest event and tales of previous examples, other people can easily...

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Benefits of Running

benefits which an individual can gain from running on a regular basis. There are some runners who run simply for the joy of running but there are others who run because they realize there are a great deal of benefits which can be gained from rigorous exercise such as running. Some of these benefits may include weight loss, improved cardiovascular health, improved bone health, improved mood and better coordination. This article will briefly describe how running can result in each of these benefits. ...

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Running Injuries

Running Room – Aug. 21, 2007 INJURIES 1) Acute Injuries: Cuts, scrapes, blisters, strains, sprains, bruises, etc Usually easily identified and treated “RICE” – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation (typically 10-15 min of ice, 10 min no ice, repeat 2-3x) Removal of cause if applicable (i.e. chronic rubbing will cause blisters) 2) Chronic Injuries: May take weeks, months, etc to develop Nature of injury more difficult to identify Causes : i. Repetition ii. Surface/Environment iii. Postural...

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Swimming vs. Running

swimming or running a better work out. We will take a more in-depth look into exercise fun, fitness, and injury risks; you will then be able to form your own opinion on swimming vs. running, the better exercise for the generations. Both swimming and running have a myriad of sports attached to them. Running sports center on track and cross-country, most of which involves individuals within a team (Fourny 4-19). Very few group activities revolve around running. Most recreational running is done singularly...

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Running vs. Walking

Running vs. Walking Our society has seemed to be changing in the past decade into a more health conscience society. We are becoming more active and trying to get into shape by exercising. The two traditional types of exercise are walking and running. While running and walking are both great sources of exercise, running burns more calories, but can actually be hazardous for your health. Depending on what your fitness goal is depends on whether you want to run or walk. To decide which you want to...

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Barefoot Running

Footwear, accepted and denied Running for sport and recreation are perhaps as unique as the enthusiasts who first roused the market. Today, that market (running shoes) is changing. While the 21st century has propelled us into an “age of hyper-engineered performance gear and space-age wicking fabrics;” barefoot running has reinvented the marketplace, while simultaneously inspiring the new generation (Sprinkle 2004). The idea that running barefoot can be beneficial is a relatively liberal idea...

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The Hobby of Running

The Hobby of Running Running as a hobby is recommended because it is beneficial in helping to improve health, helps you to meet new people and is versatile and relatively inexpensive. Running is also a useful tool in reducing stress and provides other psychological benefits. Running is a relatively easy hobby to take up. Running requires no new skills. You can begin running at any age with many people over 40 taking their first running steps as they embark on the path to health and a new and...

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Barefoot Running

English Red Lightning Minimalist Running Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run barefoot? 50,000 years ago, without the bow and arrow or any other crude weapons; humans were the weaklings of the animal kingdom. They had an extremely difficult time finding food and were on the track to extinction. Then, they came up with a solution: to run down their prey. The type of hunting they developed was called persistence hunting. After that, humans ran hundreds of miles a week to hunt...

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Barefoot vs. Running Shoe

Barefoot Vs. Running Shoe To everyone in America probably the most used exercise in personal fitness is simply running. It is easy, simple, and extremely beneficial to do. With the increase of people who run professionally, recreationally, and for fitness a new issue as arose. That issue is the debate between running while wearing specially made running shoes or taking the “natural” approach and running barefoot or with minimalist running shoes. I recently read an article discussing, with evidence...

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