Originally Posted by ginger_nuts
The human body is extremely flexible, in the manner it can and will adapt to what ever you do with it.
As for running a long distance being un-healthy, yes it does introduce possible health problems, yes walking has less associated with it.
But like everything in life, moderation is a big part of it.
I agree moderation is key but I'm almost always hearing how marathon runners are dropping dead from heart attacks and that running raises your cortisol levels which puts you at an increased risk of heart attack & stroke and that it causes a lot of immune deficient and joint problems when done incorrectly.
I tried running in the past and found it very stressful on the body so now I just walk as much as possible and drink a lot of water and the weight just rolls off of you if you have the discipline and mindfulness to overcome over eating.
I agree that running can be healthy if done correctly I just think that people eat way past what they really need.
I know that if I'm at home most of the day and not going to be doing much physical work I really only need one small meal for the day and thats it.
If I eat anymore it's based off of craving "taste" or boredom both of which can be overcome through seeing through to the wanting and drinking more water.