In a world where Zumba, hot yoga and spinning are on the fitness menu, running can seem a bit of a ’70s relic. But the old put-one-foot-in-front-of-the-other routine has never gone out of style in Milwaukee, where nearly one in five self-report as runners.
And for good reason: Running burns more calories than other endurance exercises, according to a Medical College of Wisconsin study. Other studies have linked running to living longer, being less depressed and even enjoying a happier sex life. So perhaps it’s no surprise that so many people stay with the slow-and-steady cadence of running.