How Many Miles Should You Run?

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    Dec 02, 2015 3:47 AM GMT
    NYT: According to a new review of studies related to running and health, jogging for as few as five or six miles per week could substantially improve someone’s health.

    The reviewers found that even with such skimpy mileage, runners generally weighed less and had a lower risk of obesity than people who jogged fewer than five miles per week or (more commonly) not at all. These runners also were less likely to experience high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, diabetes, strokes, certain cancers and arthritis than the barely- or non runners.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/27/ask-well-how-many-miles-a-week-should-i-run/?ref=health
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    Dec 02, 2015 3:13 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidNYT: According to a new review of studies related to running and health, jogging for as few as five or six miles per week could substantially improve someone’s health.

    The reviewers found that even with such skimpy mileage, runners generally weighed less and had a lower risk of obesity than people who jogged fewer than five miles per week or (more commonly) not at all. These runners also were less likely to experience high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, diabetes, strokes, certain cancers and arthritis than the barely- or non runners.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/27/ask-well-how-many-miles-a-week-should-i-run/?ref=health


    Walking the same distance would be even more beneficial. Better for the joints and you'd ultimately burn the same number of calories, it would just take you longer to do it walking than running.
  • FRE0

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    Dec 02, 2015 10:19 PM GMT
    For people into running, I believe in doing intervals once per week and having a couple non-interval runs in addition. I'd suggest, per week, one interval run after a one mile warm-up, one 3 mile run, and one 6 or 10 mile run. For the interval run I suggest three 1/4 mile intervals, three 1/8 mile intervals, and at maximum possible speed three one hundred yard dashes. To recover between intervals, jog 1/4 mile. That should get your resting pulse rate down to the low 40s.

    Just walking would never get your resting pulse rate that low.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 03, 2015 3:09 AM GMT
    Until I am fully recovered from this shingles on the left side of my chest, I am not doing any running. I want to get back into running to help relieve stress but this damn shingles will be more painful from perspiration.
  • buddycat

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    Dec 03, 2015 8:46 AM GMT
    I never thought about the distance I jog in a week, which would be 18.2 miles at least.
  • Zigs_01

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    Dec 03, 2015 3:12 PM GMT
    A person should run as much before they gets bored.
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    Dec 03, 2015 4:22 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidNYT: According to a new review of studies related to running and health, jogging for as few as five or six miles per week could substantially improve someone’s health.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/27/ask-well-how-many-miles-a-week-should-i-run/?ref=health

    And then your knees give out later and cancels the health improvement.
  • badbug

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    Dec 04, 2015 4:40 AM GMT

    Pff, knees are for hookers.

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    Dec 05, 2015 7:27 AM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    woodsmen saidNYT: According to a new review of studies related to running and health, jogging for as few as five or six miles per week could substantially improve someone’s health.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/27/ask-well-how-many-miles-a-week-should-i-run/?ref=health

    And then your knees give out later and cancels the health improvement.

    Not if your running gait is on point and you're wearing the right shoes for your gait.
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    Dec 05, 2015 9:02 PM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    woodsmen saidNYT: According to a new review of studies related to running and health, jogging for as few as five or six miles per week could substantially improve someone’s health.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/27/ask-well-how-many-miles-a-week-should-i-run/?ref=health

    And then your knees give out later and cancels the health improvement.


    Most people will not have trouble with their knees if they run only five or six miles per week, provided they wear good shoes and run on an even surface. However, there are exceptions. Some people can run 100 miles per week with no problems and other people probably should not be running.
  • jjguy05

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    Dec 06, 2015 7:45 PM GMT
    FitBlackCuddler said

    Walking the same distance would be even more beneficial. Better for the joints and you'd ultimately burn the same number of calories, it would just take you longer to do it walking than running.


    This.

    Plus, unlike jogging, walking won't burn away muscle.
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    Dec 07, 2015 2:06 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidHow Many Miles Should You Run?
    <1, because I don't like running. Sprinting is fun for HIIT but my herniated disks don't like it.

    Cycling, on the other hand, I can go indefinitely. In fact I'll be doing a century ride (100 miles) on a BMX bike soon just to prove it can be done. Then again, an acquaintance of mine just BMX'd across the entire US (LA to ATL).
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    Dec 10, 2015 9:04 PM GMT
    jjguy05 said
    FitBlackCuddler said

    Walking the same distance would be even more beneficial. Better for the joints and you'd ultimately burn the same number of calories, it would just take you longer to do it walking than running.


    This.

    Plus, unlike jogging, walking won't burn away muscle.


    Doesn't it really depend on what you are trying to achieve? Walking will definitely burn more fat while keeping the muscles, but I guess it won't really improve your endurance and stamina?
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    Dec 29, 2015 2:54 PM GMT
    Personally, I love my long runs but I've found I get the best weight loss results with shorter, faster runs more frequently. Including hills sheds the weight quicker too. If I could manage 5x 5-8km runs per week I'd be laughing (and slimmer)
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    Dec 29, 2015 10:00 PM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    woodsmen saidNYT: According to a new review of studies related to running and health, jogging for as few as five or six miles per week could substantially improve someone’s health.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/27/ask-well-how-many-miles-a-week-should-i-run/?ref=health

    And then your knees give out later and cancels the health improvement.


    Some people could run 100 miles per week and have no knee problems. Other people would have knee problems if they ran only 5 miles per week. It's an individual thing.

    Also, knees don't normally suddenly cause problems. Usually it is a gradual thing and if one's knees do cause problems, one can either reduce the number of miles per week that one is running or stop running.
  • jostam32002

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    Dec 31, 2015 4:19 AM GMT
    i run 8 miles a day to burn bodyfat,is that to much then?