Getting the right preparation not only helps prevent muscle soreness and injury, but also allows you to go longer, go faster and focus on the scenery rather than on your burning legs.
There is overwhelming evidence that (in most cases) the solution to the pain and issues with arthritic knees/hips is NOT surgery, NOT injections and NOT passive therapy.
Tip 13 - Surfaces
“Running is bad for your knees, and don't even get me started on road running!!!”
I hear these things from my patients so often.
Turns out, these ideas aren't entirely true.
Tip 10 - Push yourself, but not every run
Once you have a couple of months of running under your belt, and you're feeling good, see if on one of your runs a week you can push yourself that little bit more.
Tip 7 - The miracle of music
Did you know that listening to music whilst you run can result in you consuming up to 10% less oxygen than running without it?
Tip 4 - Listen to your body
Don't push yourself if your body is telling you to stop!
Training plans are great, but sometimes we can't complete what we set out to do, and that's okay!
At first glance, running seems like an easy thing to get into - just throw on a pair of joggers and go!
But when you think about it, it's not as simple as that.
Maintaining posture throughout the day is very important, however we also spend up to eight hours a day sleeping.
For this we all need the appropriate support to allow the soft tissue structures supporting the neck to relax and recover from the daily load it is placed under.
Lower back pain is sometimes associated with nerve irritation from underlying wear and tear or trauma (but not always!).
Through the use of dry needling this muscle dysfunction can be reversed and the nerve irritation controlled to prevent ongoing episodes of pain.
Needle insertion triggers a local twitch response which is an involuntary reflex in the muscle fibres which have become contracted and taut.