Have you ever wanted to try an interesting or unique sport? Do you have limited time in your daily routine to branch out into new activities? Put a new spin on a traditional concept and become an endurance runner! Regardless of your age, endurance running might be the key to better health and more excitement in your life.
As one of the oldest activities, running has been a popular pastime for thousands of years. Recently though, long-distance running has become more popular than ever. To get a better idea of who runs long distances, 1200 ultramarathon runners were sampled in a recent study. Unsurprisingly, the sample group was healthier than the general population. Surprisingly though, half were older than 42. The only common medical issues experienced were knee, foot, or allergy related.
It is true that jogging can be a bland activity, however numerous methods exist to put more fun in your run. Consider leaving the confines of a gym and explore new roads and paths outside. Another way to get more out of a shorter jog is to add high intensity intervals. Intervals typically involve incorporating several short sprints into a longer, slower run. Additionally, vary the incline of the streets that you traverse to change the difficulty of a section. Finally, if pain or an injury is holding you back, consider contacting our office for an exam and treatment.