Running regularly has long been linked to a host of health benefits, including weight control, stress reduction, better blood pressure and cholesterol.
However, recent research suggests there may a point of diminishing returns with running.
A number of studies have suggested that a “moderate” running regimen — a total of two to three hours per week, according to one expert — appears best for longevity, refuting the typical “more is better” mantra for physical activity.
This doesn’t mean exercising is bad for you. This study says that TOO MUCH running can cause long term health problems. It’s another case of moderation being better than overindulgence which is the type of mentality you should have if you’re trying to be healthy anyway.