Avoid Running Injuries With These Tips

It seems like everywhere you look there’s someone running and it’s easy to see why.  Running is great for your heart, you don’t need any equipment, and you can do it anywhere.  Although it’s a great way to stay fit, you should be mindful of the potential for injury if you don’t do it right.

Running is a high impact exercise that helps you burn calories quickly.  Unfortunately, the chance of injury is greater than in other aerobic activities.  The most important factor emphasized by doctors to avoid injury is simply to listen to your body.  Running releases endorphins, which make you feel happy and a runner’s high can mask some of the discomforts.

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In addition, the high that you get from running, it may also lead to abuse because some runners subject themselves to many rigorous practices such as running in extreme heat or at great speeds.