Maintain healthy joints while running


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Running is one of the best-known exercises, but sometimes, joint pain can be quite troublesome for a runner.

Managing joint pain can be difficult for any runner but with necessary fitness precautions you can enjoy your jog without bothering about knee pain.

Joint pain can have a lot of reasons and maintaining healthy joints is important if you are really serious about running. Running is one of the best-known exercises, but sometimes, joint pain can be quite troublesome for a runner.

Keep you weight in check — this is one of the best ways to avoid pressure on your joints. Researchers say that losing about a pound (2.2kgs) of weight delivers almost a four pound reduction in knee joint load for each step you take.

Warming up before you actually go for a run is important. You must make sure that your body is well-prepared for exercise. And just like warming up, cooling down is also very important because you need to gradually reduce the intensity of activity that running induces in your joints.

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Many of us feel that recovery time from an injury is not that important. However, injuries in your joints, if not allowed to heal well, may end up worsening. So, even if it is minor, just give your muscles and joints time to recover and heal.

Eating a balanced diet is highly essential for maintaining good health and quality workouts. Include calcium and Vitamin D rich foods in your diet. If you’re suffering from knee pain, then increasing the intake of fish/fish oil can help you to reduce inflammation and maintain healthy joints.

Also, running of softer surfaces can be beneficial for your joints than running on hard surfaces that puts extra stress on your knee joint.

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