The Dangers of Jogging

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Final Report

The Dangers of Jogging

Professor: Lynda Morrissey

The Dangers Of Jogging



Spencer Kingston

April 22nd 2013


It has been over a decade since the first Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines were published. These guidelines have been maintained and have also been adapted to reflect the advances made in the science of physical activity since the mid-nineties. It is recommended that one does a minimum of thirty minutes of physical exercise each day. Since the human body weakens tremendously as we age, it is vital to stay in shape. The human body is designed to move and it needs exercise to stay healthy (Henderson 9).

Jogging is a fundamental method of human movement, which has a lot of history behind it (17). It was in the 1970's when jogging became an up-and-coming fitness exercise for everyone. In the past couple of decades it has become a very prominent exercise; used as warm up drill for athletes and also used as a simple exercise for all sports.

However many athletes suffer serious injuries due to jogging such as shin splints, knee pain, and inflammation of many tendons (140). Originally, jogging was used to prevent injuries during sports, but now there is a serious concern over whether or not the benefits of jogging outweigh the impending damage done to joints and tissue over time.

In the last twenty years, jogging has become a popular exercise for all ages as it is seen as the healthy choice for being active. The sport of running has gained exposure across various platforms such as television screens, newspaper, internet, radio and even talk shows. The essential stepping block for most sports is conditioning; sports like baseball soccer, football and hockey require agility, speed and endurance. Joggers are found on early morning runs, late...