Running is a great form of aerobic exercise. It burns a lot of calories, helps keep your heart young, and strengthens your muscles and bones. But running too far, too fast, too soon can strain your muscles and put you at risk for injury. In fact, about 7 out of 10 runners are hurt every year. Avoid slanted, uneven pathways. It's best to run on soft, flat ground. And if running causes you pain, stop and take a break. See a doctor if the pain continues for more than a few days. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about running, from the health benefits to the best running shoes, and much more.
Runner’s knee is a common ailment among runners, but it can also strike others. Find out what runner's knee feels like, what the treatments are, and how to prevent it.
Common Running Injuries: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment
WebMD explains the causes, prevention, and treatment of common running injuries.
Exercise and the Common Cold
Exercise may prevent colds. But is it safe to exercise if you have a cold? Get the facts.
Exercise and Depression
Regular exercise is an excellent way to boost your mood and get in shape. Learn more from WebMD about the benefits of daily exercise on depression and how to get started.
How to Start Running
Stick to your New Year's resolution to get moving with these inspiring expert tips for beginning runners.
Sofa to 5K: Training Program for a 5K Run
WebMD discusses how to follow a training program to go from your couch to a 5k in run in two to three months.
Air Pollution and Outdoor Runs
Is a run on a treadmill better than exposing yourself to the air pollution outside?
Runner's High: Is It for Real?
When you're running a marathon, whether it's in New York City, Washington, or Chicago, you need every trick in the book to get through not only months of grueling training, but the grand finale as well: 26.2 miles of road that you cross step by agonizing step.
How to Pick Out the Right Workout Shoe
With so many options, how do you know you’re walking in the best soles? Seven tips to protect your feet during a workout.
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Gym Smarts: Cardio (Treadmill)
Want to get a great cardio workout, but just don’t know where to start? Take our crash course on cardio training. Master Personal Trainer, Dori Ricci, shows us how to get the best workout from the treadmill.