• Running 100 Miles Bad For Your Health?

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    Running longer can be exhausting to the body but in return, every time a person run can be a healthier because the circular system has undergone a series of exercise that made the blood and oxygen in the nerves and veins flows better.

    By Amanda Woerner

    Ultramarathons – races over 26.2 miles – have experienced an exponential surge in popularity over the past decade, as runners line up to push their bodies to the limit during races that sometimes boast 100-mile-long courses.

    Now, a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE seeks to explore the health of ultramarathoners – and whether the extreme sport carries any dangerous consequences.

    Lead study author Dr. Marty Hoffman is familiar with the trials – and joys – of ultramarathoning. After logging his first 50-mile race in 1985, Hoffman has gone on to complete numerous ultras over the years, including 10 100-mile races.

    “The real key here is figuring out whether there’s an upper limit for the valuable effects from exercise…,” Hoffman, a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of California, Davis, told “We know that moderate exercise has considerable health benefits, so then the question is, what happens if …



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