« on: April 16, 2012, 03:59:56 PM »
I wouldn't regret posting it at all. My only point is that fitness is something I have managed, practiced and researched over twenty years now. I just don't like to see misinformation being propagated by folks based one presumptions. I certainly agree that there is a possibility of a repetitive stress injury from running, especially of you are overweight. But there is that possibility in any type of exercise. I practiced several different forms of martial arts over the years and broke fingers and toes a few times and have seen people break wrists and ankles, but I feel I got a lot more good than bad from that time and don't regret it. I am currently not running, either, but i did for about three years straight and my knees are pain free and I have no joint issues - and I also could eat just about anything I wanted back then and never gain a pound.
Running is not perfect, but it's better than sitting around and cramming pie in your face and watching dancing with the stars every night. And if you run smart, practice good form, wear good shoes (and I recommend getting fitted and having the fitter see you stride in action) and take time off to recover from time to time you can really get a huge life changing benefit from running. And it's way better than simply walking.