The term "runner's body" is often used to describe a certain type of physique that is associated with regular running and other forms of endurance exercise. This type of body is often characterized by lean muscle mass, low body fat, and a defined physique, especially in the legs, hips, and core.
However, it's important to note that there is no one specific "runner's body." Running and other forms of endurance exercise can benefit people of all shapes, sizes, and body types. In fact, running can help people lose weight, increase muscle mass, improve cardiovascular health, and boost overall fitness, regardless of their starting body type.
Additionally, the physical benefits of running go beyond just appearance, as regular running has been shown to improve mental health, increase energy levels, reduce stress, and more.
So, whether you're looking to lose weight, improve your health, or simply feel better, running can be a great way to achieve your goals, regardless of your body type. Just remember to start slow, be consistent, and listen to your body, and you'll soon be on your way to a happier and healthier you!
Michael McGovern, Crusader Committee Member, Chairman of Irish Milers Club