Running Medicine: Everything You Need to Know About Running

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Running as medicine? Is a runner's high real? How much running is too much? Everything you ever wanted to know about running and more.
Air Date: 9/10/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Anthony Luke, MD
luke head shot resizedAnthony Luke MD, MPH, is Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine and the Director of the Human Performance Center at UCSF. He trained in family practice at the University of Toronto followed by a fellowship in sports medicine and Master's of Public Health at Harvard. His research interests include injury prevention and running medicine. He organizes several large community events as Medical Director of the San Francisco Marathon, the local Rock'n Roll ½ Marathon and Escape from Alcatraz. With his running medicine experience, he developed the multidisciplinary running injury prevention clinic at UCSF called RunSafe. With excitement from the running community and innovative spirit, he has founded SPORTZPEAK, a start-up company which manages health and exercise data to promote safe, lifelong activity.
Running Medicine: Everything You Need to Know About Running
Have you ever thought of running as medicine? It doesn't come from a pharmacy, or require a prescription, but it can be one of the most effective medicines available.

And best of all its free.

What about other running questions? For instance, how much running is too much? Is a runner's high real? How can you get past that first few weeks of not being able to catch your breath and the desire to quit... even though the desire to run is just as strong?

In this segment of Train Your Body, Dr. Anthony Luke, MD, and Melanie Cole, MS, discuss everything you ever wanted to know about running. Whether you're in the beginning stages of becoming a runner, or a seasoned athlete, you don't want to miss this interview.