Injury Prevention: Page 22

Tackling the Top Running Injuries

Dr. John Gross offers straightforward advice to help treat and prevent the most common women’s running injuries. Based on your experience, what are the most common running-related injuries women face? Are there injuries women are more prone to than men? The most common running injuries in women aren’t so different than those found in men. […]

Run for It: The Impact of Running

Learn how your regular runs can add up to better health—and when a run might actually compromise your health. Ask any runner, and you’ll hear the same refrain: “When I feel a little cold coming on, I lace up and sweat it out.” They’re quite confident that running can ward off just about any illness. […]

Take Control

Stress doesn’t have to wreak havoc on your life. Make it work for you. Tight deadlines, unpaid bills, angry coworkers.  In today’s 24/7, go-go-go world, stress is unavoidable – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. “The body’s stress hormones, particularly cortisol, give us the power to get up and go in the morning,” says […]

Flip-Flops Fall Flat

Another reason to pack up your flip-flops for the season? A study in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association tested plantar pressure—which can lead to the painful plantar fasciitis—for women wearing athletic shoes, flip-flops and in bare feet. The flip-flops were only slightly better at protecting feet from plantar pressure than going shoeless, […]