RUNNING IS GOOD FOR SPINAL HEALTH

A new MRI study on the intervertebral disc health of middle-aged runners (44-62yrs) has found that long-term endurance runners exhibit LESS age-related decline in their lumbar discs than non runners (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229457). Moreover, athletes who had run for more years and a greater average distance per week showed the least degeneration – blowing apart the myth that running is bad for spinal health!
However, older runners do face other challenges, notably in terms of slower recovery, and more joint/muscle stiffness and soreness. Read more about how to combat the aging process and keep fast in this article by Andrew: https://www.peakendurancesport.com/nutrition-for-endurance-athletes/recovery-nutrition/older-athletes-dont-get-sore-get-faster/