There are many benefits to running, such as relieving stress and increasing joint strength. You can reduce the risk of getting injured with these simple tips.
It’s important to know the environment you will be running in. Always run in the shade when possible, run in the morning or evening during hot weather and never run at night.
A short warm-up and stretch session is crucial before running. Always run with a friend, but if you must run alone, make sure you carry some form of identification. OrthoInfo says it’s important to run away from traffic, and to always let others know when you will be running.
Make sure you have running shoes that fit properly. It’s always important to dress appropriately when running. Avoid wearing excessive clothing because that can produce sweat. When running in the winter, make sure to bundle up to avoid frostbite.
Lastly, staying hydrated while running is key.