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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: Exercise: getting started - Running tips for beginners

Regular running can reduce your risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood and keep your weight under control.It's not surprising that running is the latest fitness craze, with Gordon Ramsay, Nigella Lawson and Katie Price among the celebrities who love it.This guide is designed to make running a safe and enjoyable experience for beginners, and to provide you with tips on how to stay motivated.

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