INJURY PREVENTION ADVICE FROM NIKE+RUN CLUB
This is a brief piece that reminds runners which situation leads to many injuries, how to recognize a problem, and how to avoid those problems.
"The most common issue among runners is overuse injuries, which are caused by too much loading on a tissue (think 180 foot strikes per minute at loads of 3 to 5 times your body weight with each foot strike) and too little recovery," says Nike Performance Council Member David McHenry, PT, DPT, lead therapist and strength coach for the Nike Oregon Project, who authored the piece. This advice is worth hearing again and again. I've experienced 2 of the 4 injuries mentioned that, of course, were brought on by overuse.
BRIDGE TO PHYSICAL SELF
Running, walking, and fitness activities enable us to experience our physical selves in a world mostly accessed through use of fingers on a mobile device.
EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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