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Running Myth 8 – Does Running Increase your Risk of Arthrosis?

MYTH Running increases risk of arthrosis of the knee because the repeated impact causes irreversible damage to the cartilage. REALITY Several scientific studies have shown that arthrosis is no more common in runners than in non-runners. ELABORATION On the contrary, runners tend to have thicker and stronger cartilage in their…

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RUNNING MYTH 7: THE TRUTHS AND MYTHS SURROUNDING RUNNING AND STRETCHING

MYTH *Stretching reduces your risk of injury and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) while improving your performance and recovery. *In this article, unless otherwise specified the term “stretching” refers to static stretches where an end of range position is held. REALITY Stretching pre-run does not reduce your risk of injury…

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Running Myth 5: Clarifying the link between Biomechanics and Running Injuries

MYTH Anatomical abnormalities of the lower body such as flat feet or knee valgus make people more susceptible to running injuries. REALITY Research shows there is *generally no relationship between biomechanical abnormalities and pathologies in the lower limbs *read further for the exceptions ELABORATION In a world that admires perfection,…

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Running Myth 4 – Do Hard Surfaces and Hills Increase Risk of Injury?

MYTH Hard surfaces and hills increases the risk of a running injury. REALITY There is no surface in particular that has been clearly linked to increased risk of injury (but read on please!). ELABORATION Allow me to repeat myself; as per our first post regarding the cause of running injuries,…

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RUNNING MYTH 3 – RUNNING SHOES! DOES MORE CUSHIONING MEAN MORE PROTECTION?

MYTH Cushioned running shoes prevent injury by reducing impact force and shock to your joints. REALITY There is no scientific evidence to support the popular school of thought that more cushioning means more protection. The fact is that thick cushioned soles do not decrease the impact force our joints absorb when…

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Running Myth 2 – Does Cross-Training Prevent Running Injuries?

MYTH It is better to cross­-train than to run six times per week. REALITY No studies have managed to quantify the optimal frequency of training with the purpose to prevent running injuries. ELABORATION As per our first post regarding the cause of running injuries, it comes down to tissue adaptation. You get…

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RUNNING MYTH 1 – Revealing the Truth About WHY Running Injuries Occur

MYTH  The majority of running injuries are caused by EXTERNAL factors (old or new shoes, pounding pavement) and INTERNAL factors (tight calves, overpronation). REALITY The main cause of running injuries is the amount of stress applied to your tissues. An increase in training volume or intensity accounts for nearly 80% of running injuries. EXPLANATION…

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Run Smarter – Top-10 Running Myths Shattered

Congratulations, runner! You have taken the first step towards smarter running habits. Congratulations, health professional! You are curious and open to the latest research in the prevention of running injuries and you are eager to spread the word. Our 5-week series provides you with basic, but oh so crucial, knowledge…

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Symptoms of Overtraining

The eight most common overtraining characteristics include: Unexplained and persistently poor athletic performance and high fatigue ratings Prolonged recovery from typical training sessions or competitive events Disturbed mood states characterized by general fatigue, apathy, depression, irritability, and loss of competitive drive Persistent feelings of muscle soreness and stiffness in muscles…

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Maintaining a Healthy Activity Level

A walking goal of 10,000 steps a day (approximately 3km) falls in line with most recommendations for minimal physical activity to reduce disease risk and capture the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. More specifically, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends: To promote and maintain good health, adults aged 18-65…

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