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.
As a runner, it’s only practical to take good care of your feet. After all, they are the foundation of every stride you take. Ignore them and they will definitely fail you on the running track. After all, the feet have the power to marking running enjoyable—or a march through hell. Yet in most cases, not until runners suffer from pain, swelling, blisters, or worse, serious injury that we start paying attention to our feet, which is a sad truth. So if you are serious about keeping your feet healthy and happy, you need to start giving them a little bit of attention before they become a problem. So if you love running but your feet are killing you, here is what you need to do. Today I’m sharing with you some of the simple stuff I do to take care of my feet. I admit. I’m not a podiatrist. Actually, I’m not an “official” expert on any subject. So what I’m sharing here is the result of my own research and experience. Take it with a grain of salt. In fact, I encourage you to do your own research, and find what works the best for you. And when you do, please share with us your findings. In the meantime, here is what works for me.
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…
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.
Running is awesome. It’s really life changing and can help you get into the best shape of your life. I can go on and on about the benefits of running, but that’s not the whole story. There is also a dark to running, and it’s the chief reason so many people shy away from the sport. Enter of the World of Running Injuries. What I really hate about running injuries is that they are often hard to avoid. In fact, according to American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, approximately 70 percent of all runners will get injured at some point in their running life. Not only that, runners also have to deal with all sorts of pain and discomfort, ranging from screaming blisters, black toes, mental burnouts to crippling back pain and debilitating muscle soreness.
This piece on gastrointestinal problems during running and the exact steps you need to take to prevent it for good. Call it “runner’s trots”, “the runs”, “workout stomach”. Whatever you call it; GI issues are no stranger to most runners. In fact, if you have ever done a hard run (or any type of strenuous workout), then chances are high, that at some point, you have had to high-tail to the nearest secluded tree or bathroom ASAP. I doubt that there is no runner alive who hasn’t experienced some type of stomach issue while pounding the pavement.
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.
Running has got a lot to offer. When done properly, it can improve your physical fitness, emotional life, and overall health and well-being. Running is also one of the most popular forms of exercise in...