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Strange Ways Running Affects Your Body

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the grislier side of running, and see some of the less attractive ways that running impacts our body:

Different Physiques

Whilst the pros at any Marathon do tend to have a similar physique: lean, amateur racers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. This goes to show that good training won’t change your genetic destiny to be short and stock or tall and gangly, but it can improve anyone’s performance.

Gastro-Related Issues

The fact that quite a lot of runners get the trots is no coincidence. The GI tract is sensitive to stress and running. So, when you feel the nerves before a big race, combined with the hit your intestines take when running, the combination can cause things to speed along – if you catch our drift.

Bleeding Nipples

Whilst women are by no means immune to this problem, it is much more prevalent in men. Sweat is a simple mixture of water, salt and a handful of minerals. When the water evaporates over the course of a few hours of running, what you’re left with is a layer of salt. As your shirt rubs against that salt it causes chafing, which causes bleeding, which causes pain.

Shaky Legs

After a long running event or race, your legs are running on empty. If your muscles aren’t used to the demands of racing, they will be inefficient at contracting and will struggle to work in a coordinated manner, which results in those jelly legs.


21st August 2018, 10:24
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