How to Minimize Injury When Running

Running is a great way for everyone to get into shape. If you want to get into shape without bulking up, this is the perfect exercise for you.

When running, having good lower body strength is crucial for anyone. Especially since it is an exercise that increases speed and strength. All muscles in the leg needs to develop strength, especially the calves for mid foot runners and quads for heel strikers.

Did you know that tissue adaptability is an important factor? Well the answer is “absolutely yes!!!”. If your training is increased too quickly it can negatively affect your health. To make sure your tissues get adapted, the walk-run program is the recommended method.

Finally, recovery which is often ignored by many of us, is very essential when running. Hydration after running is crucial.  For the immediate 2 hours following exercise, you need to keep your body well hydrated. RunnersWorld.com says “For every kilogram of body weight you lose, you need to drink one-and-a-half liters of fluid. Try to drink around 500 ml in the first 30 minutes after your run. Keep gulping every 5-10 minutes until you have reached your target.”.

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