Our tips for avoiding running injuries

Running, trend of the moment, it's a race, but not only. A cult of performance, to go faster, further, and last longer. Integrating various challenges, to go even in competition.

The benefits of running

Running is a complete sport full of virtues. Firstly, physical strengthening to prevent future muscle and joint injuries. Then, weight loss for the most assiduous. In addition, it has an impact on health: strengthening of the heart muscles, better dilation and more contraction of the arteries. It alleviates asthma by strengthening the lungs and bronchial tubes. It reduces the effects of diabetes by a better management of the quantity of sugar in the blood. Finally, it provides better mental health by releasing chemicals that inhibit depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders. Despite all this, there are many precautions to take.

How to run well

Running, even if it is a social phenomenon, is also a regulated competitive sport, with precautions to be taken. The runner must follow a regular training plan for it to be effective. Start with a warm-up, 15 minutes of jogging will be more than enough. You then enter a high intensity phase where you work on running, endurance, progressing on strong tracks. At the end of the exercise, finish by a return to calm to recover. To run well, you must also be well equipped. Adequate shoes and clothing, but not only. There are different devices to measure activity: distance travelled, blood pressure or pulse. Finally, there is the hydration and nutrition.

How to avoid injuries while running

Some precautions to take so that Running rhymes with health! In particular, look 50 metres ahead to go forward while standing upright to use all your muscles at the same time. Looking at your feet could bring you close to the ground suddenly. Relax your shoulders and relax your hands to accompany the natural movement of the run while promoting speed. Move forward at a slow pace, but at a high tempo so that muscles, tendons and joints dampen the movement naturally. Make as little noise as possible, be light, as a strong impact on the ground sends a shock wave through the leg and back. Finally, running regularly gets the body used to the activity, and it will know what to do next.
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