Tag: Running

Pain

Do Runners Actually Like the Pain?

In an insightful e-mail discussion, two runners, New York Times health columnist Gina Kolata and NPR radio host Peter Sagal, debate the possibility that the pain of long-distance competition is really the attraction. Sagal says yes: pain is the point. Kolata says no: the draw for her is the euphoria. […]

How To Avoid Runner’s Knee
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How To Avoid Runner’s Knee

It's called "runner's knee," but the activities that can lead to the painful ailment that affects one in four physically active people range from dancing to basketball. Now, in the first study of its kind, researchers at the University of North Carolina set out to learn what exactly causes runner's […]

No, Running Is Not Bad For Your Knees
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No, Running Is Not Bad For Your Knees

How bad for your knees is running? Not bad at all, and it’s good for just about everything else. Judy Foreman, the Boston Globe’s health answer lady, reports on a recently published Stanford University study that gave annual questionnaires to 538 runners and 423 healthy men and women. All were […]