The sun comes out and people immediately think about getting in shape. Many view running is a the best way to get lean FAST! Although jogging is excellent, not everyone knows how to do it correctly to avoid injury and increase calorie burning. Glancing out your window you will see several runners exercising with hunched shoulders, incorrect rotation of the shoulders and poor gate.
3 Things To Remember While Jogging
- Good Posture
- A Bouncing Rhythm
- Forefoot Landing (the front of the foot)
“Human beings will naturally walk, sprint or run. Walking is a heel strike, running is a forefoot strike,” he said. Jogging is not a slow run. Jogging is actually a different biomechanical behavior, a hybrid between a walk and a run. Distance runners never land on their heels (source).”
Dr. Mark Cucuzzella Says that “if you land on your fore and mid-foot you use the recoil aspect of the foot, which is designed to return energy.”
Other issues can also aid in injury. Wearing old shoes with no support has an impact on how you run. It is important to check the soles of your shoes for wear patterns. If you are a frequent runner (4-5 times per week). You should replace your shoes every 4-5 months.
Following the 10% rule is another great way to avoid injury. This rule states that you shouldn’t increase your mileage or your time more then 10% each week. This allows your muscles, joints and tendons to adapt to the increased load.
Throw on your running shoes and get outside just remember these helpful fitness tips while you are on the move!
“The human body’s designed to move. Rest is decay, movement is growth.”