Title Running injuries don’t happen for the reasons you think – here’s the three best ways to prevent them Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet The Conversation UK Media type Web Duration/Length/Size 1000 words Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 14/03/22 Description Running is one of the most popular forms of physical activity worldwide. But though it requires little expertise or equipment – and can be very beneficial for our health – it unfortunately also comes with a relatively high risk of injury. In fact, one survey found nearly half of all runners experience injury or pain. Another study even estimated that runners experience nearly 18 injuries for every 1,000 hours of running.
Novice runners have the highest likelihood of sustaining an injury. The most common injuries they experience are in their lower body (such as in the Achilles tendon, shins or knees) and are often the result of overuse – an injury that happens in a muscle or joint due to repetitive trauma, usually as a result of doing more than you’re capable of, or not training with proper technique.
But that doesn’t mean injuries are inevitable. There are many ways you can protect yourself from an injury – so long as you ignore some long held ideas about the best way to do this.
URL https://theconversation.com/running-injuries-dont-happen-for-the-reasons-you-think-heres-the-three-best-ways-to-prevent-them-178475 Persons Jonathan Taylor, Nathan Liddle