The ankle is one of the joints that is often ignored until it gets injured. The fact is the ankle plays a very important role in improving runners performance, preventing injury and promoting flexibility.
The force that results with step we take has to be absorbed by the ankle which means developing an ankle that has good mobility is valuable. The problem is with a joint that is often ignored; it may be difficult to find the right exercises.
This article will help you learn how to increase ankle mobility by doing seven easy exercise at home.
First, let us understand some important terms we will be using.Continue reading
No matter how seasoned you are as a runner, it is impossible to prevent unforeseen events such as minor injuries like sprains. Getting a sprain doesn’t mean that you are careless since sprains are often a result of running on uneven surfaces.
When the ankle is twisted in an awkward position, some ligaments may tear and cause the sprain. For sure, you want to be back on your routine as soon as possible so here are valuable tips on how to heal a sprained ankle fast.Continue reading
There can be nothing more frustrating than having to carry extra weight on your run. No matter where you carry your water- on your waist, on your shoulders, in your hand- nothing is comfortable.
The problem is carrying water not an option-it is a must. No matter the weather, hydration greatly affects your endurance and stamina as you run so not carrying water is not an option.
When a person is dehydrated, your heart needs to work double time to try and cool down your heated muscles. For this reason, figuring out how to carry water while running is essential.
No matter how unconventional the following tips may sound, they are the latest ways to keep you hydrated when you run.Continue reading
The most common cause of heel pain, plantar fasciitis accounts for an estimated 8% of running-related injuries. Whether you are a long time runner or a beginner, at one time or another you may experience a bruised heel.
Although bruising your heel is not considered to be a major medical issue, the pain can be excruciating. Perhaps even worse is the fact that you may have to put your running to a halt until you heal.
We want you to get back to your routine as soon as possible, so we put together all the information you will need to know how to heal a bruised heel without going to the doctor.Continue reading
If you are like many runners, you enjoy a variety of terrain. From uphill runs to runs in the woods in sunshine or rain- whatever the situation, nothing stops you from your run.
Your running shoes are one of your most prized possessions, and you probably spent a small fortune to get just the right kind. Whether you have road, train or cross running shoes, one thing is for sure- at one time or another, they will start to smell.
In as much as you fear to destroy your precious shoes by washing them the wrong way, leaving them be is also not a good idea. The good news is the answer to how to wash running shoes is an easy one. It won’t take too much time or energy.Continue reading
Whether you are a new runner or have been running for some time, you know how much good it does for your cardiovascular fitness and general well being. There may still be some questions you have in mind like - Does running build my leg muscle? or Can I get rid of the fat between my thighs with running?
Knowing the answers to these questions will help you tailor your running program in a way that gives the best benefits. Read on to find the answers.Continue reading
In your running program, you probably often hear the words ‘stamina’ and ‘endurance’. For all athletes, these two qualities are extremely important however many people don’t understand the difference between the two.
Being able to have clear in your mind the difference between stamina and endurance is the key to improving your running program and getting the results you desire.
In this article, we will explain the difference between the two and how you can use this information the next time you run.Continue reading
Stronger muscles, stronger bones, better cardiovascular health, high calorie burn- these are just a few of the benefits you can get from running. As beneficial as it can be, many face a challenge that may cause them to stop their running routine.
They are perplexed with the question “why do I hurt my teeth when I run?”
Indeed, the discomfort that results from aching teeth when running is something to worry about but the good news is the answer isn’t as complicated as you might think.
We have compiled four major reasons for aching teeth when running to make sure you address the issue and get back to the routine you love as soon as possible.Continue reading