Healthy Running

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The numbers are concerning and raise some questions. More than half of regular runners get injured regularly. And that is even more astonishing as most people start running to improve their health but not to end up at the doctor and in physical therapy.

Let me assure you one thing: You CAN run regularly WITHOUT getting injured! Why can I be so sure about this? Well I run for about a decade and keep improving year after year achieving most running goals I set myself. And I was never injured.

Humans are born to run. Our body has been shaped by evolution for millions of years to become the perfect endurance running machine. But in our 21st century lifestyle we have to learn again how to do it right and prepare our bodies to move more instead of sitting around all day.

And it’s not that difficult if you are honest to yourself and willing to learn. In this section I’ll teach you all about establishing a healthy and sustainable running habit that will help you:

Check out these articles to get you started on the topic:

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A lot of runners get injured every year. Often despite injury prevention measures. And often it happens soon before a race. Here's how to come back strong.
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In endurance running you don't have to rush anything. I strongly recommend to go for slow, steady and healthy improvement. In this article I share why.
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Drinking enough on our runs, especially in hot & humid conditions, is crucial. But what is the health impact? And how to hydrate correctly? Learn it here.
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Running shouldn't be a thing you do for a month. If you want to reap all the benefits and achieve awesome feats, you should think long term. Here's how.
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To close the series on running injuries, this last post focuses on another typical overuse injury. Learn all about Achilles tendinitis in this article.
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Plantar fasciitis is one of the most commong running injuries and can bother you for months. Learn in this post how to prevent, diagnose and treat it.
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Shin splints are one of the most often occuring running injuries. But if you‘re careful, you don‘t need to have this issue. Learn all about it in this post.
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In the middle of a training run or soon after you feel a pain around your knee cap. Probably it's runner's knee. Learn how to prevent, diagnose and treat it
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