Category Archives: Injury Prevention

Should You Exercise When You’re Sick?

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Exercise addicts typically don’t let sickness slow them down, still hitting the gym with Kleenex and a steely resolve. That unwavering dedication can be admirable, and these workouts can empower and clear one’s head, but sometimes exercising when you are sick can be detrimental. Recommendations regarding exercising when sick vary a bit, but some general guidelines exist. The bottom line is to carefully consider how you feel. How will this workout be valuable? Are you looking simply to loosen up and combat sluggishness? Can you limit yourself to an easy/light workout? » Read Full Story

30-Minute No-Gym Workout

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Health clubs are great places to get in shape and be exposed to different workouts, equipment and classes. But sometimes it can be challenging to get to the gym due to life’s many obligations or travel commitments. Rather than just suspend your fitness regimen, take advantage of no-gym workouts at home. These routines are typically simple and don’t require a lot of equipment – just simply some space to move. You can do them indoors or outside depending on the weather and your preference.

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How To Recover From a Race

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For runners who like to compete in races, a lot of attention is typically spent on training, gear and race selection, with less thought – if any – to race recovery. Every race, no matter the distance, requires adequate recovery to help minimize overtraining, injuries and burnout, as well as to keep you performing well in future competitions. As quoted in Runner’s World, Corey Hart, a physiologist and doctoral candidate at the University of Utah’s Vascular Research Lab, “What you do to recover after a race plays a big role in how you will perform at the next one.”

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Maximizing Your Potential in Masters Running

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Running tends to be challenging when we are young, and it gets even harder when coping with aging muscles and bones. Certainly, there are those that seem to defy aging and continue with impressive running performance over many years, but for most people, getting older makes it much more difficult to achieve the same running results of decades earlier. » Read Full Story

Preventing Common Running Injuries

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The high-impact nature of running can lead to common injuries such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, iliotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral stress syndrome and piriformis syndrome. These injuries result in running with pain, running less or being sidelined altogether. Some research estimates that as many as 79% of runners will suffer a moderate to severe injury each year. » Read Full Story

How to Address Common Weaknesses in Running Technique

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For most of us, running is tough. And yet it is extremely popular, with races of all distances drawing record numbers of participants. So despite its challenges, running offers an undeniable appeal among both recreational joggers and elite athletes. And committed runners are always seeking ways to improve – whether by fine-tuning their form, taking on cross training, participating in a runner’s club, consulting a coach or trying out gadgets, shoes and apparel.

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How to Prevent Running Injuries

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Running is one of the most effective workouts, but also one very likely to cause injuries. Statistics indicate that as many as 82% of runners will be injured at some point during their running career. One of the main reasons is the high-impact nature of running that subjects the body to repetitive stress, with impact forces of 1.5 to 5 times an individual’s body weight. » Read Full Story

How Runners Can Take Care of Their Muscles

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With running participation in the United States growing 70% in the past decade, more people are reaping the many benefits of this great way to exercise. However, this jump in the number of runners also has led to more aches, pains and injuries that accompany this high-impact activity. Recreational and elite runners both are familiar with sore, tense muscles, nagging issues or common injuries such as shin splints, hamstring pulls or iliotbial band syndrome.

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Zero Runner: A Cardio Machine That Truly Mimics Your Running Form

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World renowned endurance athlete, bestselling author and ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes recently tried the Zero Runner at the New York City Marathon race expo. Like many runners, Dean was initially skeptical of the Zero Runner’s ability to provide a natural running workout with zero-impact. See what Dean had to say… » Read Full Story