Feb 6, 2013

Infographic: Running Facts

I know that running is not for everyone, but for those who are inclined (even just a tiny bit) to engage in this fitness activity, here are some interesting facts you may want to consider even before you start.  I must admit, I just took to running without knowing most of these things, particularly about that blood-squirting thing...makes me cringe.  That would have scared me anyway, so I'm just glad I didn't know.

Good news for those couch potatoes who are thinking of doing any form of exercise.  The mind is really a powerful tool.  It says in the middle of this infographic that just thinking about doing some activity already increases your heart rate in anticipation.  See, you're probably already burning an infinitesimal amount of energy by just thinking.  Duh...no wonder I get hungry when I think too much hahaha!  


For those who can, do break that inertia and run...or move...or something.  

Sports Injuries - Running | The Facts and the Figures [Infographic]


29 comments:

  1. Interesting facts! Sa bigat ko, ang daming calories mabuburn ko, hehe. :)

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  2. Very informative! I haven't jog for a month already. huhuhu! I can already feel the bulges. Thanks again for the motivation Aileen!

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  3. Cool infographics. I haven't really been running as not that keen on it but am trying Zumba at the moment.

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  4. like your infographics; i couldn't run but i try to walk every morning pagkaalis ng mga kids ko for school

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  5. I'm imagining the blood squirting. Not good! Haha!

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  6. That's a very creative way of putting it. Lalo na ang blood squirting, parang ayaw ko na tuloy mag run. haha! :-)

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  7. I love your info-graphics on running. I used to run a lot in college even though i didn't enjoy it. I do other kinds of exercise nowadays; tae kwon do, spin, power workouts, zumba; I get a lot of exercise. :-)
    BTW, I forgot to add my blog to this week's bc list, a visit would be appreciated.
    Eliz

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  8. Thanks for the info. I am really trying my best to get back not running but jogging in the morning.

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  9. It takes 3 months for the heart to recover??? That's a scary thought. -Jellybelly

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  10. I think that's for long runs like the 18 to 42 K runs. That is why it is important for marathoners and ultra marathoners to be really sure they are fit and the heart can endure that kind of activity. That's also why training is really important and you just don't decide to run that kind of distance. As for me, 5K lang hehehe

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  11. As long as the heart is inside it won't squirt blood like that naman siguro hehehe.

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  12. Zumba is great! It's an excellent cardio workout.

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  13. Jogging is running. Basically no difference, although a fast run is no longer called jogging but sprinting as in the meter dash. :-)

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  14. I have tried other workouts, but running is much easier for me. I tried insanity by shawn T and I was thinking how far my blood would squirt doing that in a minute (kaloka ang training na ito. But, I havent done much workout lately. After the bliss of promising myself to run 3-4 k four times a week, I ended up (for the past week and the other past weeks hehe) with nada, zilch. May bukas pa naman hehe

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  15. I missed my morning jogging for more a week now i hope i can get back soon...Rosemarie/Gven-Rose

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  16. I love the info on how many calories are burned running. If only I have a good running shoes. Can you make a blog post on ideal running shoes, brands and price points? :D

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  17. thanks for the info sis. very helpful

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  18. Thanks so much for sharing all those info Sis! It pays that we have a co blogger here who is so much into healthy activities. At least, we could discover something new each week. Love that info graphics, too. :)

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  19. I am experiencing pain at the back of my heel, They told me its because of high uric acid. :(

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  20. The infographic is very informative. Thanks for sharing. I vow to move a lot this year really - walk, brisk walk, jog, and then run! :D

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  21. walking and running have a big difference in burning calories. that must be something i should set on my mind.

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  22. Interesting infographics. Now, it give me more reason to do running again.

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  23. This is one thing that I will surely do now that I determined to start doing the healthy habit of moving more (hindi basta fingers lang with all the computer work that we do.. haha).

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  24. Khimbyrlee EerlrybmihkFebruary 12, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    This is a very informative post. I learned a lot from this like the injuries among runners. I think I have shin splits because I run on hard surfaces. What is the remedy for this?

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  25. One big mac would need a 5mile run that's just crazy still fast food isn't the best thing to eat

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  26. Actually, among the things that caught my attention were injuries due to sports... also because my hubby is an Orthopedic surgeon and I read MRIs and I see many sports related injuries esp. of the knee. Just make sure to take care like the proper warm-up and cool-down exercises and proper gear, etc.

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  27. Saving the infographics on my pc. Thanks for sharing them Ms. Aileen. Hope to get back to running this week. :)

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  28. "Run" is not an adjective. It's a verb. Or even a noun. But not an adjective.

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  29. You're right...the infographic makers missed that one...and so did I. Thanks for pointing that one out. :-)

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