Harvard Health Blog
POSTED APRIL 08, 2016, 9:30 AM
Robert Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications
Exercise, like many other health-promoting treatments, has potential “side effects.” Exercise takes time. It can be expensive (but doesn’t have to be). And then there are the exercise-related injuries to consider. Depending on the type of exercise you prefer, injuries may be quite common. For example, up to 75% of runners get injured each year. It’s enough to make you wonder if what you’re doing is really good for you!