Keep Your Feet Healthy, Avoid These 3 Habits.

Running can wear down your muscles and joints, but foot pain is something runners rarely experience. If your feet are aching or painful, there are some easy fixes you can do to get back to running pain-free.

1. Focusing solely on your running shoes is one of the most common bad habits.

In addition to investing in good running shoes, we also need to remember that we spend more time walking and standing in our everyday shoes than we do in our running shoes. Running puts high impact forces on our shoes, which are the most important part of their job. Your daily shoes will relieve aches and pains, and help your body recover.

2. Stretching too little is a bad habit.

You can avoid injuries by stretching before and after running. You can prevent compensating your calf, foot, and ankle muscles. In addition to improving your gait, the exercise prevents aches and pains afterward. By stretching at least five minutes before and after running, you can improve your posture and feel better after your run.

3. A bad habit is to consume too much too soon.

When you run, your muscles and joints wear out, so strengthening them is equally important. You can get stronger and prevent aches by taking breaks from running and doing strength exercises a couple of times a week. It is important to include exercises that improve mobility and balance in your workout schedule to prevent weak links from developing.

Our feet are the foundation of our bodies, and exercise that increases strength and flexibility, along with proper footwear and training routines, can prevent injuries and pain.

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The information contained above is intended for general reference purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment. Health information on this website MUST NOT be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of your doctor.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023