Running for many people may not even be the best form of cardio. If we have a huge amount of weight on our thighs this actually pushes our hips out of alignment and can wear our hip shell and joints uneven. I have inherited spinal issues and so does my son, I can't run because of the damage high impact does to my discs in my upper back.. i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/Rena1965/
I suffer stress fractors, so I keep my cardio low impact.. I have been a runner but my chiropactor also retired me, I lost my weight anyway being active walking long distance..
Running is a ego trip but not necessary the only indictor a person is fit.. I walk up to 10km daily 6 days a week many runners would be stuffed doing this day in and out! My race walking is extra and over this daily cardio!
All my aches and pains are a dull roar to what they would be if I did ran.. I also got off 1200 mgs of painkiller daily adding strength training..
We should be getting 10,000 steps in not being pressured in to be runners.. This is what is needed to have a healthy skeleton and avoid heart disease issues..
Edited by: REDSHOES2011 at: 5/1/2011 (21:55)