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A Warning to Runners

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A Warning to Runners

What comes to mind when most people think of runners are smiling, fit people. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Many runners may be doing more harm than good and although I do enjoy my runs, there can be some negative side effects if that’s the only form of exercise you do.

  1. Skinny Fat – Excessive running can break down muscle tissue leaving individuals with a “skinny fat” appearance… When a person is slim, but not fit… they remain small, despite the obvious lack of tone or strength. We’ve all seen it. If you don’t incorporate resistance training and eat enough protein, you could lose valuable muscle which gives you the firm, fit, lean body you so desire. (I consume 1-1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight).
  2. Slowed Metabolism – Remember that the speed of our metabolism is primarily based on the amount…

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