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The nature and nurture of running for fitness

Posted: August 13, 2012 |   Comments

(Reuters) - Are modern men and women born to run, or must our 21st century bodies be carefully cross-trained to stay fit and healthy?

When it comes to care and training of the modern distance runner, expert opinions are mixed.

Jay Dicharry, author of the new book "Anatomy for Runners," believes that to be a better runner, running is not enough.

"Running is typically a one-dimensional sport," said Dicharry, a physical therapist and the director of Biomechanics at Rebound Physical Therapy in Bend, Oregon.

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