Should You Exercise on the Beach?
Jun 18, 2018 Cedars-Sinai Staff
Whether you're considering a morning jog along the ocean or just want to throw a Frisbee with your kids at the beach, you should know that running on sand has its own set of benefits and potential risks.
"Beach training can be a very nice way to get motivated to exercise, with the chance to be outside in a beautiful, relaxing environment," says Dr. Kenton Fibel, sports medicine physician at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute.
"Sand does not have the same stability and predictability as other surfaces."