Should fat people run?
November 13, 2007 2:47 AM Subscribe
Should overweight people run?
posted by long haired lover from liverpool to health & fitness (41 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 238 pounds, couch potato, looking to get around 150. To do this I'm making a lifestyle change and integrating daily exercise. I'm aiming to jog a 5K
race within a few months, and then 10K, and so on. This goal-based thinking is the only way I can bring about a change.
But I read online
that jogging isn't a good idea for fat people because it damages the knees in a permanent way. I've just been out for my first session and got pretty bad shin pains, although this could be down to incorrect footwear and I don't want to be put off before I've even started.
So should fat people run? Don't tell me to do gym work for six months first because that just ain't gonna happen. If I wanted to do that I wouldn't be 238 pounds.