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7 Rules for Staying Healthy When Running

Running is one of the most convenient of all sports. All you need is a pair of decent shoes, and there you go. That said, the sport is also high impact. In fact, staying healthy while...
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Beginners Running Guide – The Greatest 72 Running Tips Of All Time

Whether you are a beginner, a regular runner, or even a marathoner, here are 70 running tips to help you get to the next level.

Complete Runners’ Guide For Treating & Preventing Ankle Sprains

I’m writing these words with a recovering sprained ankle. Last week, I went for my usual hill run. And on the way down, I stepped on a rock and badly sprained my ankle. As you can see, I’m not the world expert on preventing not treating sprained ankles. In fact, I’m not the world’s expert on anything. But my last painful experience forced me to take a week off of training and do some research on the subject. Now here I’m sharing with you what I learned about the subject (and my painful experience). Here is the complete runners' guide for treating and preventing ankle sprains.

Is Running Good or Bad for Your Knees?

The “running is bad for your knees” is one of the most entrenched myths about the sport, especially among non-runners. In fact, chances are, if you’ve been a runner even for a relatively short time, you’ve...

How to Prevent & Beat Side Stitches When Running

There is nothing worse than those stabbing, crippling stitches that hit below the ribcage that strikes just as you are breaking into your running pace.  Urghhhhh!!!! In fact, running with those painful side stomach cramps...

8 Secrets to Running Like A Pro

Want to know how to run like a pro runner? If your answer is yes, then keep on reading… Why should you consider training like a pro? The fact is, if you are serious about reaching your full potential, you’ll need to imitate the strategies of those on top—no need to reinvent the wheel. By training like a pro runner, you’ll be able, without a shadow of a doubt, to achieve your running best.

6 Essential Exercises To Prevent Calf Pain When Running

If you’re currently experiencing calf pain caused (supposedly) by running, then you came to the right place. Calf issues are a pretty common complaint about runners. But if you take good care of your calf muscles...

Muscle Leg Cramps While Running: Causes, Prevention, Treatment

Leg cramps, those painful muscle spasms, plague many a runner—especially during the summer and on race day. It starts like this: you are running along with no problems. Maybe you didn’t even experience them when you started running. But after a few miles, out of nowhere, your calf starts to cramp and it gets so severe that you have to stop running, and wonder whether you are going to run ever again. Regardless of the frequency of the occurrence, these muscle cramps are total bombs. That can be a problem if you are serious about keeping your runs pain-free, or looking to reach your next personal best on your upcoming race. Cramps hurt and they will slow you down and compromise months of hard training by messing with your precious time (and body and mind) in a race.

How To Treat And Prevent Shin Splints

This is my fourth detailed guide to common running injuries. In the first three blog posts, I covered runners knee and ITBS and ankle sprains, and today I am sharing with you, dear readers, my complete guide to the common condition known as shin splints. Shin Splints are Everywhere Shin splints are some of the most common running injuries of all times. I have had it in the past, multiple times, and I haven’t yet come across a runner who didn’t suffer through it at some point in their running career. Obviously, shin splints are more widespread among runners, especially beginners, and long-distance runners. Not only that, shin splints are also pretty common among dancers, gymnasts and military recruits, according to the National Institute of Health.

7 Ways to Prevent Heart Palpitations While Running

Encountering chest pain—especially those usually referred to as heart palpitations—while running can be a scary thing, but, hopefully by the end of this blog post, you will learn that in most cases it’s not something worth having a panic attack about. In fact, heart palpitations are a normal condition, and can be prevented by making some simple lifestyle changes.