Jogging and Health
Runners tend to over-exert their bodies, thereby doing themselves more harm than good.health and fitness Updated: Dec 29, 2003 22:13 IST
If you think that jogging is always good for you health, you're wrong.
If a German study is to be believed, most runners tend to over-exert their bodies, thereby doing themselves more harm than good, reports News24.
Professor Henning Allmer, who monitored 350 joggers in the 11- 85 year age group on behalf of Germany's largest health insurance company, the AOK, says that half of all runners fail to heed typical body signals like a high pulse rate or muscle ache.
Men are especially over-ambitious in their training methods and even beginners, who have trained for less than a year, have no idea of when they are over-exerting their body, he added.
Allmer recommends training at different speed with small breaks in between.