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Before getting started with running, learn about proper shoe wear, have a good training plan and do cross-training.
Whether you want to break the monotony of your workout routine or you’re searching for a new challenge, look no further than an obstacle race.
If you think you may have shin splints, here’s what you need to know about treatment, prevention and how they happen in the first place.
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If you’re a die-hard runner, black, loose or missing toenails may be as much a part of the sport as bags of frozen peas and race t-shirt collections.
You might think that getting ready to run a road race means getting in the best physical shape necessary to finish the course. But there’s a lot more to running a race: You have to plan. Hydration and increasing your running miles slowly during training can play key roles in your performance on race day, says sports health … Read More
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
If you’re in an exercise rut, remember it’s not too late to start moving. Find five expert tips to getting started as well as insights about whether you’re experiencing normal soreness or possible injury.
A recent study found that periodically walking during long runs doesn’t cost you any benefits to your heart health — and may even save some wear and tear on your muscles. This is especially true for non-elite runners.
If you talk to a doctor or read physical fitness guidelines, you’re going to come across the phrase “moderate-intensity exercise.”
It’s one of the guiding principles behind fitness recommendations. But patients often are left wondering: What does moderate really mean?