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One Thing Runners Do That Secretly Leads to Injury, Says Study

We've known for years that running for exercise can all too often lead to nagging and painful injuries that can have you hanging up your shoes for a while. In fact, according to some statistics , upwards of 73 percent of women and 62 percent of men who run regularly will sustain some form of injury. The knee is the biggest problem area, followed by the Achilles tendon, plantar fasciitis, and stress fractures. Marathoners may suffer from hamstring and calf issues, while female runners are prone to hip problems. Furthermore, new scientific research is shedding light on just how fragile we are when it comes to running for exercise. According to a new study published in journal Frontiers in Sports and Active Living , runners who change up their routines too quickly or too often—all of sudden running longer or faster, switching up the terrain too quickly, joining a running group when they're used to running solo, changing their type of shoes, and, worst of all, making multiple of t