Does Running Increase Risk of Osteoarthritis?

By | 2017-08-21T15:06:13+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Parent Category I|

  Running is a great form of cardiovascular exercise and great way to maintain physical fitness levels. There are some who are concerned that running causes arthritis, particularly in the hips and knees. A systematic review of 25 studies, covering 125k people found that "recreational" runners (<57miles/wk) had a lower frequency of arthritis, 3.5%, compared to "non-runners" @ 10.2%. Interestingly, "competitive" runners, (>57miles/wk) had a 13.3% chance of developing arthritis. Over-training can overload joints and not allow cartilage [...]

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FITTEST & FATTEST CITIES

By | 2017-08-08T09:28:00+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Parent Category I|

Ranking of the fittest cities and the fattest cities: Omaha sits mid-pack at #23... So yes, we could be way worse like Memphis # 50 where 71% of the adult population is either overweight or obese ... or Indianapolis #46 where 26.4% of the residents smoke an average of 15.5 cigarettes per day. But we could be WAY better...#1: Portland: 86% of the population gets regular exercise.  #2: San Francisco residents eat more than 5 servings of fruits [...]

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