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5 Exercises to Prevent Shin Splints While Running

Shin splints! What a painful injury. For those of you looking for some gym exercises that can help you ward off shin splints when running then this article is for you. I’m gonna share with you some of the best preventative lower body exercises that can not only help you prevent shin splints, but also increase your running performance.

The 7 Most Troublesome Running Injuries And How To Deal With Them

Running injuries can be painful, stubborn, and depressing. If you’re reading this, even if you have been injury free throughout your running career (please show us your secret), chances are, if you keep training, you’re going to pick up more than one injury sooner or later. A Few Stats According to surveys, at any time, roughly 1 in 4 runners will have an injury. Polls also show that approximately 80 percent of runners get injured every year. These are not good odds.

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...

Is Cold-Weather Running Bad For You?

Is running in cold weather dangerous, or is it just a weak excuse? Today I’m going to try to answer this annoying question. And hopefully, by the end of this post, you’ll know how to proceed without fail. So are you ready? Then here we go… Is Cold-Weather Running Bad For You?

How to Treat & Prevent Groin Strains While Running

Three months ago I was on vacation and apparently pulled a groin muscle while playing soccer with some friends on the beach.  I had intense pain inside of my right upper thigh that forced...

Runner’s Guide to Treating and Preventing Blisters

So you decided to train for your first race. Maybe it’s a 10K, a half marathon or whatever got you going. Anyway, you are determined to run as hard and as fast possible so you can be prepared on the big day. Then after a couple of weeks of training, you start getting plagued by blisters, especially around your arches and your training becomes a “running” hell. Even if you are only running for leisure and fitness, blisters can be a big annoyance. But fret no more. You are not alone. Blisters from running are very common. I know, I had at least two races ruined because of a painful foot blister. So what’s a blister anyway? How Running Blisters Occur

How to Make a Strong Comeback to Running After an Injury

If you just had a running injury, and now you are itching to get back to your routine, then you’re in the right place. Running Injuries Suck! I hate to break it to you, but running injuries are not a joke. They are painful and can put a halt to your current running routine and lifestyle. In fact, being injured is a runner's worst nightmare. You gotta find and learn how to score a safe and pain-free running comeback. And truth be told, coming back from a running injury is no easy feat. In fact, it can be a true test of your patience and overall emotion health, and inner game power. But I got you covered, buddy. You don’t need to worry…

Exercise-Caused Heartburn: Preventing Acid Reflux While Running

Stomach burn, heartburn, or acid reflux is quite common among runners of all fitness levels and training backgrounds. Nonetheless, getting a heartburn while running can put an end to a workout at the very least, make it less enjoyable. In fact, the last thing you want is a heartburn outbreak while you are running. But fret no more… I got you covered, buddy. The good news is that there is always something you can do to deal the burn. That’s why today, dear reader, I’m sharing with you a fool-proof system that can help you deal with this problem with ease.

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.

How to Prevent and Handle a Dog Attack While Running

Imagine yourself enjoying a run on the trails or around the neighborhood when, and out of nowhere, a hostile dog runs up to you at light speed with fangs barred and bad intentions. Do you know what you should do? If your answer is no, then keep on reading… An Encounter of A Doggy Kind As much as I love dogs—and all animals for that matters—I don’t really like being chased, or attacked, by them while running. In fact, dogs can be a runner’s worst nightmare when they go on the offense.