The link is here: http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-study-finds-running-for-20-minutes-each-day-co,36584/
But if you don't have a chance to click the link, here's what it says:
New Study Finds Running For 20 Minutes Each Day Could Add Years Of Soreness To Life
EAST LANSING, MI—According to a study released Wednesday by doctors at Michigan State University, running for 20 minutes every day was found to be effective in adding several years of soreness to people’s lives. “We found that individuals do not need to exercise very much on a daily basis to increase the number of years they live in dull, aching pain,” lead author Dr. Justin Gallo said of the study, which found that for every 10 minutes spent running per day, subjects could expect to gain an additional year of stiffness and discomfort in their calves, glutes, and thighs. “Even subjects who jog just five to 10 minutes a day are likely to see an appreciable increase in the amount of time they live with radiating hip pain and throbbing in their knees. The real takeaway from our research is that just getting off the couch once a day may be enough to give you one or two more years of clutching at your lower back and wincing.” The study further noted that individuals who engage in strenuous runs of five miles or more every day of the week, regardless of temperature and weather conditions, were able to add, on average, an additional decade of being actively despised by acquaintances, coworkers, and casual onlookers to their lives.
The Onion is so funny! I laughed way too hard when I read that.
This article is a timely post/share on the blog since I woke up yesterday morning and was convinced I had aged 50 years overnight. My left ankle hurt (which is weird since that's the one I sprained or strained a few weeks ago, but it's actually been fine lately, even in the two postures in yoga where I could feel it before), my right knee hurt, both my hips were tight, and my back hurt (oh, and my ear hurt and I'd clearly been drooling, ugh). I hobbled to the bathroom to get dressed to run and slowly started loosening up. But even the first half mile yesterday felt awkward and somewhat painful. I figured I'd give it a mile and if anything actually hurt (as opposed to feeling stiff), I'd just bag it, but by the time I got to a mile, I felt fine. I ended up doing 7 miles on hills, which meant they were slow, but good for making me stronger.
Oddly, I'm just now realizing that I haven't taken a day off in quite some time. I usually take off Saturdays, but I have a race this Saturday, and I know I ran with some friends last Saturday. So it will be like a mini-streak I guess, probably 20 straight days with some running (but less than 5 miles some of those days). But if it's not "five miles or more every day of the week," I guess I'm immune from the final statement of the article? ;)