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Do you enjoy running for recreation or exercise?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
51% 237
Yes
 
35% 164
Not recently, but in the past.
 
12% 57
Total 458

Comments

LadyJ 5 years ago

It would have to be a really good sale to make me run. That or chocolate

Terry Sexton 5 years ago

I like to run because it feels good when I stop. No joke, it really does!

pace 5 years ago

Last time I ran was to catch up with someone who "found" something on my property that wanted to go home with him. Got it back.

Phone_Man 5 years ago

Only if there is a stacked blonde dangling a 12 pack off of her back!

George_Braziller 5 years ago

I was on the track team when I was in junior high and high school. I finally dumped it when I realized how stupid it was to just run around in circles or up and down a hill only to end back at the starting point with nothing to show for it except sweat and B.O.

H_Lecter 5 years ago

Being born at the top of the food chain doesn't guarantee that status forever. It's better to take steps now...

Bob Forer 5 years ago

I run, mostly in my avocation as a thief, but I don't enjoy it.

Richard Heckler 5 years ago

Running destroys joints aka knees and hips.

New accounts are around describing "baby boomers" receiving joint replacements at early ages due to staying in shape. Early ages meaning late 40's - early 60's.

Biking,swimming and walking are the so called preferable low impact choices. Young people graduate high school with lifetime knee problems due to athletics.

ThatGirl2 5 years ago

"Running destroys your knees" is something people say to make themselves feel better about being a lazy a$$. Numerous studies have shown that running actually makes knees and joints stronger over time. Don't believe me?

http://www.npr.org/2011/03/28/134861448/put-those-shoes-on-running-wont-kill-your-knees

http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-241-285--12232-0,00.html

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1948208,00.html

Get out there and move people!

Richard Heckler 5 years ago

There is nothing lazy about walking,swimming or cycling. There are plenty of athletes around with knee problems which might require pain pills to get through the day.

To assume that no injuries can occur as a result of running might be good for discussion.

Richard Heckler 5 years ago

Protect Your Joints When Running

Running long term can help to enhance your overall health, wellness, and fitness. However, running can be hard on your body because of the compressive forces and types of muscle contractions involved, especially if you have a larger frame. Yes, you need to protect your joints, and here are 10 general tips to do exactly that.

http://www.netwellness.org/healthtopics/healthyweight/runningjointprotection.cfm

If you use a heart rate monitor, you can stay in the same heart rate zone as your run workout. Swimming, cycling, using the stepper, elliptical trainer, or even hiking are all good examples of cross-training workouts.

Sometimes running can make your body or joints feel run down or ache. By following these ten tips, you should be able to reduce your risk of developing an overuse injury and maximize your training to reach your goals!

http://www.netwellness.org/healthtopics/healthyweight/runningjointprotection.cfm

1029 5 years ago

Mostly for recreation, but I do agree that it is good exercise.

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