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.

3 Running Form Mistakes Runners Make & How to avoid them

Running might be one of the most beginner-friendly sports out there. It requires no special instruction. And the fact is, we are born to run. Our bodies are designed to perform the motion of running (just look at your limbs, buddy, that ain’t an accident). After all, running is all about putting one foot in front of the other (in a speedy kind of a way). With that said, not everyone knows how to run properly. In fact, proper form eludes most—especially the beginners who’s got no clue on how to proceed. The Importance of Proper Form

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 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 make running less difficult

Running isn't only a great way to get in shape, it can also be a lot of fun. However, as you begin to log in more miles, aches and pains can start popping up. Pounding the...

The Ultimate Guide to Treating and Preventing Achilles Tendonitis

Here is your ultimate guide to Achilles tendonitis. Inside this blog post, you are going to learn all you need to know about its signs, symptoms and the right ways for treating Achilles tendinitis...

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.

Runners: How to Treat & Prevent Back Pain

back pain, especially lower back pain, is one of the most widespread conditions in the world. Research show that more than 80 percent of U.S. adults experience back pain to some degree throughout their lives. In fact, according to recent surveys, $50 billion is spent each year in the U.S. alone to deal with back pain issues. That’s why dear reader, I decided today to share with you some of my best tips and guidelines on treating and preventing back pain while running. So, are you ready? Then here we go…

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…

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.