Fitness & Wellness tips based on Science
Have you been told lies about running? Want the truth?
Believe it or not...running is a whole lot better than being sedentary. The advantages of running out weigh those of doing nothing. Yes, you might get an injury or two along the way. If you are worried about your knees. Know this: A Stanford university study says that people who run or less likely to have knee injuries then those who don't run. Why? Runners build stronger tendons, and are less likely to have knee osteoarthritis.
You can prevent or slow down the chances of getting injured if you take into consideration a few factors like:
John Stanton's advice to walk, and then gradually add some slow running as your body adapts. Over time you can increase the jog distance. It takes about six weeks before the body adapts to the stress. This may be a major reason why people start running, and then give up or end up with an injury.
Benefits of Running
Good running Form
Yes, there is a right way to run, and there are many bad ways to run. There are many good books on running form. By poor running form, I mean things like running with your toes turned in. Look for shoes with good forefoot cushioning to absorb shock. runnersworld.com has great information for new runners.
Your running style is important. Don't take too big of steps, it puts stress on your hip joints. Swinging your arms in front of your body is also a common mistake. There are many good running books out there to give you some more hints. John Stanton advises you not to change your foot plant as you train. You should run naturally. Read Running Room's book on Running by John Stanton. You can go to the Running room's site and get loads of information too. If you visit them, they will determine your foot type and the best shoe for you.
Running should be enjoyed, and you should be able to strike up a conversation with someone beside you. If you have a heart rate monitor, that's great, but you don't need one to start. If you eat properly and avoid dehydration then you should benefit from running. Good running efficiency will help you avoid injury.
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