10 ways to Reduce the Risk of a Running Injury

August 17, 2017 / ASICS Australia
Running in different shoes can reduce your risk of injury, according to a recent study from the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.
10 ways to Reduce the Risk of a Running Injury

Rotate Your Running Shoes

In the report, it was found that runners who had used a mix of different shoes had a 39% lower risk of injury compared to those who ran in just one pair of shoes.

To rotate shoes that are similar in support and fit, but meant for different styles of running, you could incorporate these two ASICS designs into your training gear:

Work on Strengthening Your Body

Certain exercises can help build up the muscles in your legs and feet, meaning your landings are more secure and your push offs more powerful.

Stretch Before Every Run

It’s the oldest rule in the book, but runners should always loosen up their muscles before setting off on a run.

Be Cautious in Bad Weather

You’re at higher risk of injury in the rain and ice – whether that’s slipping or turning an ankle. So make sure you always have a solid footing with an outsole designed to grip the surface beneath you.

Mix Up Your Running Style

Become a better all-round runner by getting the benefits of different running styles. One day you’re strengthening your lower leg in an easy running shoe, the next you’re improving your balance on an adventurous and scenic trail run.

Eeat Food to Fuel Your Workout

Keep your body in good shape by eating enough calories. Otherwise your body can’t meet your energy needs or repair tissue, and your muscles will begin to break down.

Support Your Muscles with Compression Running Gear

The right training gear will support you and reduce muscle fatigue as you run. It’s all thanks to compression panels on key body parts, like your core, calves, back and thighs.

Train to Your Fitness Level

Your running routine should be about improving gradually – so make sure your training plan is helping you build your strength and endurance each week, and that you’re not setting unreachable goals for yourself.

Rest When You're Tired

Exhaustion is your body telling you to slow down. In fact, you can do greater harm to your performances by running on empty.

Don't Run on an Injury

Major injuries can sometimes start as minor ones, the type you can run through but shouldn’t. You’ll know your body better than anyone, so look out for signs of injury that are more than just fatigue.

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