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Running Injury Prevention Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running Injury Prevention.

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Reference Guide to Warming Up

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. What is a Warm Up? A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand....  Read more

9 Myths & Misconceptions about Pilates

When I tell people that I'm a master Pilates trainer, I get a lot of interesting reactions. People who practice and love Pilates are quick to ask their burning questions or express their envy at my "dream" job. But many people who are l...  Read more

Protecting Your Joints During Exercise

Exercise is good for your heart, helps with weight loss and provides a variety of health-related benefits. At the same time, exercise comes with a certain degree of injury risk, and depending on the activity, it can also put a lot of stress on your j...  Read more

Smart Ways to Soothe Sore Muscles

Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have...  Read more

Why Strength Training is a Must for Everyone

Think you’re too old to start a strength training program? Well think again! Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age. Everyone, no matter how young or old, shou...  Read more

Ankle Injury :-( Need good cardio ideas!
Updated 8/24/2014 7:14:22 AM

I recently took up running as an alternative to my elliptical, and absolutely fell in love with it! I was doing great, logging 4-5 miles 6 days a week. I have excellent running shoes. In fact, every other time I have started running in the past, I...  Read more

30 Day Early Run Challenge!
Updated 8/21/2014 10:13:56 AM

I like to run early in the morning but haven't been very consistent so I'm challenging myself! I'm doing it as a study in discipline and to build a new healthy habit. And because I love to run and I really miss it. Join me and compete with your...  Read more

ANother injury SUPER BUMMED
Updated 8/16/2014 7:01:14 PM

SInce starting my diet, I was walking a bunch and due to the type socks i was wearing, i started to get blisters, thinking they would turn into calluses I kept working out, until i couldnt walk with shoes on. That took over 3 weeks to fix ...  Read more

Running
Updated 8/14/2014 8:10:01 AM

I was woundering is it normal for your legs hurt really bad the next day? I just started running last week...  Read more

When Injured, Do the Right Thing

Because exercise is such an important part of losing weight & converting to a different lifestyle, don't put yourself in jeopardy by "minimizing" the affect of an injury. Whether it's a strained muscle, shin splints or something more, take the time...  Read more

The Apple, nature's perfect candy

Beauty and Health benefits of Apples...  Read more

Road Runners

This is for anyone currently running road races or wanting to as one of your goals....  Read more

6 Bad Excuses for Overeating

A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. 6 Bad Excuses for OvereatingIf you're one who likes to rationalize your bad eating habits, you'll want to read this story. "But it's the weekend," &qu...  Read more

5 Reasons I've Never Had a Running Injury

This is the year of running for me. I ran my first half marathon this spring and will complete my third one this fall. I've reached new trail running goals, including a first and second place finish in recent races. In August, 11 other teammates...  Read more

Running Injury Prevention Information

Just a collection of sites for information on common running injuries, and how to prevent them. www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-241
-285--13413-1-1X2X3X4X5-6,00.html 10 Laws of Injury Prevention www.runnersworld.com/cda/micro...  Read more