Report: Running is not bad for your back

Report: Running is not bad for your back (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - There is good news for those who have plans to run the annual Thanksgiving Day race: It may be better for your body than you think!

Thursday is the 108th Western & Southern Annual Thanksgiving Day Race. Local 12 a proud sponsor of the event.

It's a great way to burn off some calories before your Thanksgiving Meal.

A new report from the Cleveland Clinic says that, surprisingly, running is not bad for your back.

As part of the study, researchers looked at a group of 79 adult men and women and two-thirds of them were runners for at least five years. The rest of the people rarely exercised.

All of the participants wore accelerometers to track their level of activity.

Using specialized MRI scans, researchers measured the size and fluid of each person’s spinal discs.

They found that in general runners had slightly healthier discs than people who did not exercise.

This contradicts long time thinking that running leads to disc deterioration.

You can still sign up for the race by following this link.

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