For anyone new to running, nothing matters more than a continuous focus on injury prevention. Along with shin splints, there are hundreds of painful and potentially debilitating conditions that accompany poor exercise regimes/techniques.
To ensure you stay safe and enjoy your active lifestyle, the following injury-prevention guidelines come highly recommended:
1. Never Skip Warm-Ups
No matter how much of a hurry you may be in, you must never exercise before performing a sufficient warm up. Warming up the joints and muscles helps prevent the kind of damage that can be irreparable. Stretching, shaking and generally loosening yourself up prior to each run should be considered mandatory. … Continue Reading