Johns Hopkins’s Orthopaedic Surgeon in Chief Makes the Case for Running

Originally published in the Fall 2015 issue of Robb Report Health & Wellness as “Q&A with James Ficke, MD”

Run for Your Life 
Endurance athlete, ultramarathoner, and the orthopaedic surgeon-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital makes a case for running the distance.

Why run?
Research shows that of 26 different sports, running and soccer are the most beneficial to your heart, to your metabolism, and to your overall mental fitness. The risk of dying from any cause or from a heart conditi…

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