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Running Tips To Improve Safety And Efficiency

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Many people are unprepared when they start running so their exercise regime only lasts a few weeks. Often their bodies begin to hurt because they have a faulty running technique. This article will outline a few simple running tips which will help you avoid these problems. You will then be able to run safely and regularly, without having to give up because of an easily avoidable injury.

Firstly you should try not to land on your heel. This is a common mistake which is easy to fix. The heel is not cushioned so when you land on it, it puts unnecessary stress on the rest of the leg. This is the tip which you should make sure you implement first of all, as it will enable you to run faster while putting less stress on the shins and knees, and can help to prevent shin splints. You should also try to avoid stretching your stride as this can make you run very inefficiently. Running like this pushes your leg away from your centre of balance which means you have to place extra force on your hip to allow your body to catch up with your front foot.

Another beginners’ running tip is to maintain a consistent step turnover rate so that your muscles can work to their full potential. The toughness of a run is not determined by the rate of stepping, but by the force you exert with each step. So the speed at which you run is relative to the force with which you push off the ground. If you can incorporate these running tips for beginners into your routine you will reduce the risk of injury while running in a more efficient manner. Your muscles will be used to their potential, and with the addition of some good quality running shoes you will avoid many of the common overuse injuries found in novice runners.


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3 Responses to “Running Tips To Improve Safety And Efficiency”


  1. Vivian
    on May 4th, 2011
    @ 12:23 am

    Aha, that’s the reason why my ankles hurt, I might be landing on my heel unintentionally. Thanks for the tip.
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  2. DGSA
    on Jun 3rd, 2011
    @ 2:22 am

    I also had problems when running, thank you for sharing this post I can now correct my mistakes and run the proper way.

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    on Jun 14th, 2011
    @ 8:45 am

    I went through your article. I also had the same problem when running I think this article is very important for all. Thank you for sharing this valuable information.

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