A Podiatrist's Top 10 Tips to Avoid Running Injuries

This is what you should do to protect yourself
A Podiatrist's Top 10 Tips to Avoid Running Injuries


Running is a way of life for many people. Runners’ high is not just an expression; it’s a scientific fact, as studies have shown. The great feeling after jogging that makes you smile and boosts your mood is one of the best results of any cardio exercise.[slideshow:103716]

The body is made to move. Jogging is a great workout enjoyed by all age levels and abilities that carries many benefits. It keeps the heart healthy, reduces stress, burns calories and more. All these tremendous benefits come with a few downsides, unless certain precautions are taken.

Unfortunately, runners and injuries go together like kids and dirt, and you rarely have one without the other.

What can you do to protect yourself from being forced to put away the sneakers and rest when all you want to do if go out there and run? The following are tips from Dr. Alan Shih, the director of podiatry at Head to Toe Healthcare. This is what runners can do to better protect themselves from injury.

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