Pavlina asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 2 months ago

Is running healthy for me or not?

I'm a 10k runner for years, I do follow my training plan (Nike app), I also do 2-3 bodyweight or stretch (yoga) exercises per week. 

I'm 47, I love running as it supports my mental health. My mum says it's not healthy and recently she said her trainer told her just people who are 10% overweight can run otherwise it causes the health problems I am 15% overweight. 

Are my mum and her trainer right?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Running is a high impact exercise. If you are a healthy weight its fine in moderation but when overweight you are putting that much extra strain on your joints and over time it will do damage. 

    I would either lose weight or see if you can find a low impact exercise that you enjoy like swimming or biking. 

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  • Louis
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Well those extra pounds are eventually going to take a toll on your knees. you should just lose a few pounds. 

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