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I have a bow leg .Running long distance race 5-21km will have any bad effect on my leg ? Will it cause my leg to become more bow ?

I have a bow leg .Running long distance race 5-21km will have any bad effect on my leg ? Will it cause my leg to become more bow ?

Maybe: If you have bow legs you might develop medial (inner) knee joint arthritis in the long run, but in the short term your knees should not bow any more just by running. You only live once, if you love to run, run, but beware that you could have problems in the future. ...Read more

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Will running slim and tone my legs or bulk them up with lots of muscle?

Will running slim and tone my legs or bulk them up with lots of muscle?

Tone: ↑muscle, ↓fat: however food choices & quantity are major issues powerfully influencing outcomes. For slender legs, go LCHF to promote nutritional ketosis, i.e. burning body fat for energy. Study Mary Enig & Sally Fallon's book EatFatLooseFat, DietDoctor.com, Gary Taubes, http://goo.gl/RPGWXs, NuSI.org, FatChance.html, http://goo.gl/DKvdSI, http://goo.gl/mpd4Y6, http://goo.gl/gGXn9f, http://goo.gl/cypKOp, etc. ...Read more

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Long distance running vs. Walking abunch of miles everyday. Which of the two would have more of an effect on skinniness of the legs and also the thinness of the bones?

Long distance running vs. Walking abunch of miles everyday.  Which of the two would have more of an effect on skinniness of the legs and also the thinness of the bones?

Well: Running will not be good for thin legs and if the bones are frail it may cause more harm than good. You want to do cardio, maybe use a stairmaster and do wieght bearing excercises that strengthen bone and increase muscle mass. Brisk walking is good for your heart and endurance but if you want real physcial change involving increased muscle tone, wt bearing will need to b involved. Gd luc. ...Read more

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What kind of music to listen while running long distance? Does it matter if i listen rock, hip hop etc. Or i need just to enjoy them?

What kind of music to listen while running long distance? Does it matter if i listen rock, hip hop etc. Or i need just to enjoy them?

Good for you!: Listen to anything and everything you like. Just keep the volume at a level where you can still hear what's going on around you. You don't want to zone out to the point where you are oblivious to traffic risks, etc. But anything that increases your enjoyment of exercise will help you stay with it. Rock on! ...Read more

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What to do if I do not feel tired from running long distance?

What to do if I do not feel tired from running long distance?

Check your shoes: Make sure they are not wearing out. Most athletic shoes have a rated life of about 450-500 miles. If you have more miles on them, consider replacing them. Make sure you hydrate and are not increasing your speed or distance faster than you can handle. Consider OTC arch supports, and if these do not help, see a podiatrist for help. ...Read more

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I do not feel tired from running long distance, should I be concerned?

No. Consider your--: Self lucky. Every one wants to get to the stage where you are. As long as you are not having any symptoms and are eating healthy, i wouldn't worry at all. If still concerned, see your pcp. ...Read more

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Is it good to eat a chocolate and peanut butter protein bar before i go running long distance?

Is it good to eat a chocolate and peanut butter protein bar before i go running long distance?

Yes it is: Eating anything before running is fine as long as your stomach is not too full to be able to run comfortably. It takes 2 to 3 hours to get the food to move out of the stomach into the intestines. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get bruised knees and ankles from running long distance, how so?

Is it possible to get bruised knees and ankles from running long distance, how so?

NEED FOR CUSHION!: Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possibe reasons that you may have painful feet, but try cushioning arch supports like spenco polysorb cross-trainers(http://www.Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb). If these don't help, see a podiatrist.... Also try an otc anti-inflammatory, like aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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Do listening music help me while I am running long distance for cardio exercises?

Do listening music help me while I am running long distance for cardio exercises?

Yes: Good music that you enjoy can improve your mood and keep you centered while you run. If you get bored while running, it will keep you involved, and you'll be more likely to run longer distances. ...Read more

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