How to Run Without Injury

    Warm up, stay hydrated, avoid uneven surfaces, use correct form, wear running footwear and pace yourself to avoid injury.

    You can significantly reduce the likelihood of experiencing injuries when running by practicing the following recommendations:

    • Warm up before running. Remember to stretch the muscles in your thighs and calves and to perform dynamic stretches.
    • Ensure you remain hydrated before, during and after your running session.
    • Don’t push yourself to the point of exhaustion or injury. Know your limits and plan accordingly. 
    • Attempt to run on flat surfaces where possible. Avoid uneven and rocky surfaces to reduce the likelihood of running injuries.
    • Ensure you possess and use the right running shoes. Avoid ill-fitting shoes and wear professional running footwear designed to support your feet.
    • Maintain correct running form as poor running posture significantly increases risk of injury.

    If you’re experiencing an injury as a result of running, consult your local practitioner immediately to prevent further injury and to receive any necessary treatment. 

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