6 Tips for Heavy Runners

A quick glance at the starting corral of any race will confirm that runners come in all shapes and sizes.

Many individuals turn to running as a weight loss tool—it is one of the best forms of exercise for burning calories and improving aerobic fitness, after all—but there are also many people who have a larger frame and enjoy running for various other reasons. While running is safe for most generally healthy adults, studies have shown that, all things being equal, higher body mass is linked with a higher risk for running-related injuries.

Luckily, there are things heavier runners can do to mitigate those risks and reap the benefits running has to offer, mile after mile.

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Rashelle Brown is a long-time fitness professional and freelance writer with hundreds of bylines in print and online. She is a regular contributor for the Active Network and NextAvenue, and is the author of Reboot Your Body: Unlocking the Genetic Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss (Turner Publishing). Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram @RashelleBrownMN.
Rashelle Brown is a long-time fitness professional and freelance writer with hundreds of bylines in print and online. She is a regular contributor for the Active Network and NextAvenue, and is the author of Reboot Your Body: Unlocking the Genetic Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss (Turner Publishing). Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram @RashelleBrownMN.

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