Is Marathon Running Bad For Your Health?

With the New York marathon almost upon us, this is the question that health insurers are asking themselves — http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/25/sports/25coverage.html?_r=1&ref=sports. While distance runners are typically considered to have healthy and active lifestyles, the reality is that 78% of distance runners will experience injuries to their lower extremities. As a result, distance runners can expect to pay the same in health insurance premiums as individuals who are overweight and otherwise unhealthy. It just goes to prove that my long held distaste for distance running is backed by both economics and medicine!

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