Good Health (Australia) - - Good Fitness -

“There’s ev­i­dence that run­ning is the per­fect high-im­pact ex­er­cise, what­ever your age,” says Mcalpine. “The health ben­e­fits of run­ning in­crease be­cause it can im­prove mus­cle strength and bone den­sity, co­or­di­na­tion and a sense of well­be­ing. Con­trary to pop­u­lar be­lief, it’s been proved that run­ning doesn’t cause arthri­tis and may in fact help to pre­vent it by in­creas­ing the fluid in the knee joints.”

Be­fore you grab your train­ers and take off, how­ever, con­sider start­ing off slowly. Light and mod­er­ate jog­ging is more ben­e­fi­cial than stren­u­ous jog­ging in the long-term, shows re­search.

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