Conventional ways of thinking have always stated that running can mess up the bones and cause serious bones problems. Couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, current research has shown, over and over again, that it’s not the case. That’s why, in today’s post, I will delve a little deeper into some of the research conducted on this topic. Not only that, I’ll also discuss some of the ways that running can help increase bone strength, reduce inflammation, and prevent joint degenerative disease—all of which can help you lead a longer, ailment-free life. So, are you excited? Then here we go. Is Running Good For your Joints & Bones?
When it comes to running injury, nothing strikes more fear into all runners other than hearing the words “stress fracture.” And if truth be told, stress fractures have always been on the top of my list of deep, gut-wrenching running injury fears. Why? Well, this injury suck! Big time! Having a stress fracture means time off the running track—lasting from anywhere from a month, to even longer. For that reason, this condition can really compromise months of hard effort and discipline.
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…
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.
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
Therefore, it’s no surprise that the knee is the most common site for injuries among runners (and athletes from all backgrounds). In fact, knee injuries make up roughly 50 percent of all sports injuries, according to research. Knee pain/injury can affect anyone, from beginner joggers who are just starting out, to elite runners who push themselves a bit too hard.
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.
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.
If you are thinking about improving your running form, then you must be a wise runner because working on developing proper running form is one of the best things you can do to improve as a runner for the long haul. Study shows that proper running form can help you become more of an efficient runner, helping you improve performance and avoid injury. Truth be told, if you run with bad form, then expect pain, strains, aches, injuries and compromised running efficiency, hindering you from achieving your full running potential Today I’m going to share with you some of the best tips and practices when it comes to proper running form. I know that this subject is full of controversy. Nonetheless, I will do my best to provide you with all of the tools and guidelines you need to start the process of developing and improving proper running technique.
Runners knee can affect anyone, from beginner runners who are just starting out to elite athletes trying to achieve their next personal best. Therefore, today I’m going to share with you a simple step-by-step runners knee injury treatment and prevention program that can help put a stop to the condition for good. By the end of this guest post, you will learn exactly how to spot the early signs of runners knee, how to treat it (even if you think it’s too late), and most importantly, you will also learn how to lay the foundation you need to prevent this notorious injury for life.