Life on the Run
Why do you run? For some, it’s about setting goals or staying fit. Others love being part of the
running community and the freedom running can provide. No matter the reason, the rewards are
Developing muscle strength and aerobic capacity have long term health benefits. Most runners live
longer than non-runners. According to a 21-year study, runners have longer lifespans and are less
likely to develop a disability. What’s more, the downsides aren’t as bad as previously thought. Many
runners think they’ll pay for abusing their knees, but studies show runners are no more likely to
develop osteoarthritis of the knee than non-runners. If you understand and maintain proper form,
your risk diminishes even further.
Physical therapists are experts in restoring and improving motion in people’s lives and can help runners
improve performance, prevent injury, and get back to running. And, if an injury does occur then a
physical therapist can treat it.
By HID Fit Therapy