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Running is always toted as a perfect form of exercise, but it’s easy to overdo it on distance. Many common running injuriescome as a result of repetitive stress, meaning the more miles we run, the greater the likelihood of getting hurt. But don’t give up on running just yet! Cutting back on mileage and focusing on shorter, faster bursts — like with interval training — can reduce the chance of injury while improving all-around fitness.

The Takeaway: Focus on shorter, more intense running sessions to reduce the chance of injury.

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