25 Dec '14, 8pm

9 surprising ways running helps your body:

GROWS CARTILAGE Ignore the naysayers—running isn't necessarily bad for your knees. Research from Australia's Monash University suggests that the impact of running can increase cartilage production, which can safeguard your joints from arthritis. SHARPENS HEARING Research from Bellarmine University found that very fit women were six percent more likely to have better hearing than less-fit women. Exercise improves circulation to the ear, which provides a greater supply of nutrients to help preserve hearing. SAVES YOUR SKIN Rutgers researchers found that mice who drank caffeinated water and then ran had fewer skin-cancer tumors than rodents who either just got caffeine or just ran. The caffeine-exercise combo caused fewer damaged cells to develop. BEATS MIGRAINES Put down the painkillers. A study conducted at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found that migraine sufferer...

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