Could running actually be bad for your health?

A new study conducted by the Cardiovascular Research Institute in Pennsylvania, U.S. has revealed that too much running may actually be harmful to our health.

The research carried out by Dr Martin Matsumura and his team suggests that too much running may actually decrease the lifespan rather than increase it.

The study included 3,800 female and male runners with an average age of 46.

Dr Matsumura has said that “increasing mileage and pace, the benefits of running seem to disappear.”

He also suggests running no more than 2-3 hours a week at a moderate pace to reap the great benefits of running healthily and safely.