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Daniel Morstad Healthy and Entertaining Running Running is unhealthy and monotonous At least that is the assumption some individuals make Though many individuals think running long distance is detrimental to your health and running is tedious and boring In fact running helps maintain top-notch health and provides first-rate entertainment Although running may deteriorate knees and seem like a waste of time it is actually a great heart and lung exerciser and provides a challenge to those brave enough to test the competition The typical joint-jarring that occurs with running will only accelerate arthritis Pereles 37 This statement from a well-known doctor concerning hip arthritis is absolutely true The same joint-jarring action that affects arthritis causes the knees to slowly deteriorate To many people running also appears to be a senseless sport that is a complete waste of time These individuals that believe running is unhealthy and boring should take some time to reconsider Without question there are lower cancer death rates in both men and women who are active and healthyCimons 46 This is a statement from Steven Blair who is studying the relationship between cancer and exercise Statistics prove that running lowers your risk of many injuries and cancers Some of these cancers are colon cancer breast cancer and lung cancer Actively fit men and women are at a 20 to 60 lower risk of getting cancer than nonfit individuals Cimons 46-49 Two runners who have beat their sicknesses are Nancy Rose and Roe Branham Remy 4648 Nancy was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 58 She is convinced that running helped her beat her cancer Roes doctors found a tumor above his left ear and thought that he may never be able to live a normal life again He believes that running has helped his recovery led him back to a normal life Many other runners praise running for keeping their lives together and bringing joy to themselves Adam Goucher
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