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Running is a great form of aerobic exercise. It burns a lot of calories, helps keep your heart healthy and strengthens your muscles and bones. But running too far, too fast, too soon can strain your muscles and put you at risk of injury. Avoid slanted, uneven pavements. It's best to run on soft, flat ground. And if running causes you pain, stop and take a break. Seek medical advice if the pain continues for more than a few days. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about running, from the health benefits to the best running shoes and much more.

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Thumbnail: Weight loss during marathon improves running time

Marathon runners who lost the most body weight during a race finished more quickly, even though their weight loss exceeded the amount typically recommended for best running performance, according to a new study.

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Thumbnail: 7 reasons to run an obstacle race

In the last few years, events like Tough Mudder, the Reebok Spartan Race and Tough Guy have gone from strength to strength. So why are they so popular and are you tough enough to take on the challenge?

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