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Running the Risk: It Can Cause Cellulite, Heart Attacks and Joint Strain - Is It Time to Stop Jogging?

Health & Wellness  (tags: Running, cellulite, heart attacks, joint strain, jogging, health )

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For many years, running has seemed the ideal form of exercise. It improves your fitness levels and the health of your heart. It boosts your metabolism and can help you lose weight.


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Roy B. (0)
Sunday July 25, 2010, 10:29 pm
Yes i know about running, but this news were looking strange. anyway thanks for your information

MeowFoul B (191)
Monday July 26, 2010, 2:01 am
I knew most of this also can cause heart attcks, a brisk walk is far better for you, jogging is just a cod!

gail dair (0)
Monday July 26, 2010, 2:08 am
Thanks Nancy

Cheree M (46)
Monday July 26, 2010, 2:13 am
Very informative info. TY Nancy for sharing.

Elainna Crowell (174)
Monday July 26, 2010, 3:06 am
Because my joints are in very bad shape, I don't consider running a good idea. I enjoy walking and set a very brisk pace. However, my eldest daughter loves doing marathons and I seriously doubt she will take this article seriously. Nevertheless, it was very interesting. Thanks Nancy

patricia lasek (317)
Monday July 26, 2010, 3:25 am
I could never understand the fascination with jogging. I see people run by my house in 90 degree weather and just shake my head.

Mo D (76)
Monday July 26, 2010, 4:12 am
Thanks Nancy! I didn't realise running could cause cellulite. I know of a woman in her 80's who used to jog, she has had mobility problems for the last 20 years but she def does not have cellulite she has firm muscles even now despite being unable to do her running and walking routine.

Jennifer Alaggio (57)
Monday July 26, 2010, 4:19 am
Thank you for posting this. I have been beating myself up for not running, but am slim and in good shape. I am always worried about my knees and it makes me avoid it. Guess I can keep on avoiding it if I want to now. My lovely brisk walks are enough cardio. =)

Ule G (0)
Monday July 26, 2010, 8:59 am
I used to run but found that I was constantly getting injured. First the ankle, then the knee, the hip -- I even sprained my gluteous medius training for a half-marathon. I finally accepted that running was just not my sport and switched to more low-impact activities and yoga. It's interesting to read that running may not be anyone's sport after all. Thanks Nancy.

MmAway M (514)
Monday July 26, 2010, 10:17 am
Thank you Nancy for this article at site...

Gotta love Patricia's comment...also agree a fast paced walk is SO MUCH BETTER for you and when you are older easier ON YOUR FRAGILE BACK!!!

Glenda J (158)
Monday July 26, 2010, 10:23 am
TY, Nancy

Patricia C (96)
Monday July 26, 2010, 10:52 am
Thanks Nancy, interesting opinions. I don't know that I can believe running CAUSES cellulite, but can believe that it won't make it go away. Also, brisk walking has to be kinder to our joints than running or jogging.
And haha Patricia M, me too!

Jessie H (75)
Monday July 26, 2010, 11:30 am

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Monday July 26, 2010, 1:03 pm
Only way I'm running is if somebody is chasing me:)
Thank you Nancy

Monday July 26, 2010, 1:05 pm
I was told by an orthopedic specialist about 40 years ago that jogging is bad for the skeleton and internal organs, and that power-walking is much better for your health and accomplishes the same benefits.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 26, 2010, 4:44 pm
This is very always hear some horror stories but this is in a direction that I would not have thought of. It is true tho as it is quite hard on the knee joints especially if you are running on pavement. Thank You for posting! :)

Antonio Mendes (134)
Monday July 26, 2010, 6:05 pm
That's new to me. Thank you for the advice, Nancy!

John M (6)
Monday July 26, 2010, 6:13 pm
I am a jogging basket case with a bone spur for my effort.My running days are over.

Kendra richards (4)
Monday July 26, 2010, 7:51 pm
WOW guess im the only one who didnt know much about this. ery glad I came across it though! I usually walk at least a mile each night and have been thinking about starting jogging instead! Good thing I read this b4 it was too late. im already terrified of cellulite lol

Terry B (649)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 5:52 am
BICYCLES! They work all of the right parts, and the rotary motion is steady, not crashing down on the ground with every step.

Pamela S (19)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 8:30 am
I had a knee injury at 15, so running has always been a no-no for me. But, I have always believed for the most part jogging and running may not be as beneficial to the body as walking, and aerobics, strength training, etc. There are lots of other ways to get great exercise without wear and tear so much on the knees, ankles, feet, hips etc.

Tim Redfern (581)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 9:52 am
Two words:
Jim Fixx

Thanks, Nancy! :-)

Eternal G (736)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 4:33 pm
Never understood the craze, it is a ego-focused thing! I rather just walk so I can connect with my surroundings at the same time, makes me feel much happier, fit and refreshed!

Hannah H (98)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 5:47 pm
I never really liked running anyway! Thanks Nancy.
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