Before you lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement, check out these six strategies that can help you stay off the injured list.
The best method to avoid injury is prevention, and a running shoe is the only protective equipment a runner has for protection against injury. So choosing the correct running shoe is important.
Your gait is your running style, and people have many different patterns. Gait analysis is an assessment of your body mechanics, and this analysis can help you improve your running efficiency, prevent injury and determine the cause of an injury. It’s all about proper mechanics.
After conducting hundreds of studies, researchers concluded that caffeine has a positive effect on runners’ and cyclists’ performance in a laboratory setting.
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Before getting started with running, learn about proper shoe wear, have a good training plan and do cross-training.
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Doing a functional warm-up instead of static stretching before exercise offers various benefits, says Daniel Hass, DPT, SCS. The movements increase body temperature, heart rate and blood flow. Hass says he recommends these movements as being more beneficial and effective than static stretches. In this video, Hass will demonstrate how to do these warm-ups, which are … Read More
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