Running Injuries: How To Spot Them & What To Do

Running can be hard on the body, and even with proper form and stretching, overuse injuries can occur. Here are some early signs to look out for and what you can do to stop the pain as soon as it starts. Plantar Fasciitis A dull achy or burning sensation along your arch of your foot or at the bottom of your heel. It is usually worse first thing in the morning. Rest your feet. Running through the pain can delay your healing. Ice your foot and roll the bottom of your foot on a golf ball or frozen water bottle for 15 minutes at a time. Get your shoes checked to make sure you have proper...

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The Perfect Stretching Routine

Many people say that stretching is the least-favorite part of working out, but just taking a few extra minutes before and after your activities could save you from unnecessary pain.  A proper warm up and cool down added to your routine is one of the most important ways to prevent injuries, increase recovery time, improve posture, and put you in a better mood. Here are some general rules that can help you make stretching a priority: Use dynamic stretching for cold muscles before your work out.  This is actively moving the muscles and joints to get full range of motion and increase blood flow....

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