Running is an exercise which is an established reason for decreasing the incidence of cardiac disease.
Heart attack or Acute Myocardial infarction is commonest reason of morbidity and mortality in adult male population.
However running has to be done in a proper manner to avoid injuries.
Some guidelines for running without any injuries -
The 5 Best Ways To Run Without Injuries
Athlete’s feet? Then you should probably read this. The legs of a runner are his most accredited, most important body part. However, not all runners treat their leg second to God. In fact, abusing one’s feet is a serious problem! But every runner needs to understand, they have got only one pair of those little guys! If they are gone, no more running for Jacky! That is why it is paramount that every runner take care of their physique, especially their body. Read on to know more about how a runner should take care of their feet, in order to run free of injury:
Your Body’s Your Best FriendHey! Your body’s always there for you isn’t it? Even when no one else is around? That’s why, it is like your best friend, treat it accordingly. Don’t increase your running totals faster than 3-5% a week. Moreover, if your current running schedule causes pain, that is, abnormal pain, consider downgrading it a bit. That may make you temporarily slow as a racer, but ultimately, it will help both your career and your health. The choice to care for your body is all yours.
The Tortoise and the RabbitForget the story you where taught at childhood. Here is the new story, based on a research in December 2009: The tortoise and the rabbit were both great runners. The rabbit followed his usual stride despite continuous, excruciating pain, and initially achieved loads of success. However, he ended up getting a tibial stress fracture and had to stop running for life. The tortoise, on the other hand, reduced his stride by just 10%, and ended up avoiding any major injury, and grew up to be a successful runner in the long run. Shorten your stride, adjust your gait and change your signature running styles to suit your feet. Avoid continuous pain and long-term diseases.
Strengthen Your BodyIn order for you to be able to withstand the constant pressure of running miles and miles under the bright red sun, you need the body structure of the Incredible Hulk. For that to be possible, just running isn’t enough, you need other activities, different forms of exercise. The kind of exercise you need is not the show-off stuff teenage boys do to attract creatures of the opposite sex. All you need is exercise that actually works, that helps strengthen your hips and lower body, your torso. This way, you can make sure you don’t get injured easily.
Have Some RICERest, ice, compression, and elevation. Summed up in the short abbreviation of RICE, nothing deals better than pain and injury for runners. However, some runners take rice for a different meaning: run-and-ice. That’s extremely harmful, as you don’t get enough rest for the pain to heal. Hence the new abbreviation, PRICE, with P for Protection. Don’t run before your pain heals, or you may run into trouble, even permanent injuries that can destroy your career altogether.
Pick Good ShoesPick your shoes wisely. The market has changed over the years, and there is an assorted collection of quality runners’ shoes that you can find a market. Pick one that not only fits your size but also suits your feet comfortably. This way, you will not get blisters and scary foot infections that result from wearing bad, faultily-designed and unfitting shoes. Try picking a good shoe from a large shoe shop, or just shop on the internet! Remember, a spy is only as good as his gadgets, and a runner his shoes.
Thus you see? It is not as hard as it may have previously seemed. There are a lot of ways you can practice to avoid injuries and lead a healthy life as a professional runner. Will you be able to avoid those occasional foot-aches and pains in the leg that occur after long hours of running? Probably not. But you surely will escape serious injury or a lifelong disease.
Don’t treat your feet like crap. They are human, just like you. They work like a machine, if you misuse them, they will almost certainly give way. However, if you use them wisely and take care, they can yield you a long and healthy professional life as a runner.
Running as a mode of reducing the incidence of Cardiac episodes in Adult population