Winter Running Tips
Fitness for All Ages
Damn – it is that time of year again, Winter. Whether you are running in Canada or Jamaica, the days are shorter and more likely than not you are running when it is dark. In Canada, unfortunately we have the added benefit of running in the snow. Here are my top tips for staying safe on the road when it is cold and dark outside.
Running Injuries - Part Three
So, I was originally going to write about exercise for the 20’s, 30’s 40’s, etc., but with the increasing rise in childhood obesity, I am going to start from Childhood. Exercise benefits all humans, able bodied, physically challenged, young and old. One of the best things someone can do for themselves is to get into a regular routine from there early years.
Running Injuries - Part Two
Continuing on from last week’s blog and down the kinetic chain, let us talk about foot and ankle running injuries. Like the hip and the knee, the foot and ankle take 3-4 times bodyweight when running and are therefore prone to injury. There are many different injuries around the foot and ankle but today I will focus on three of the most common ones.
Running Injuries - Part One
Last week I discussed common running injuries around the hip. This week I will focus on some common injuries around the knee. The knee, like the hip, is a weight bearing joint and approximately 3-4 times the force that goes through the knee with walking, goes through the knee with running. Injuries around the knee tend to be from muscle imbalances but other factors can be contributing.
One of my patients years ago said to me: “there are two things guaranteed with running, you will lose weight and you will get injured”. So, so true. In my 32 years of being a physiotherapist, I have seen many running injuries. This week I will focus on common hip injuries and what to do for them.
You know life isn’t always ideal and many times we are rushed and short for time.
Don’t worry you can still get quality fitness in. Below are six strength training exercises you can do to get a full body workout when time is tight: