All you need to know for safe running

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Want to start running? Find out about the main precautions you need to take to run safely and avoid injury.

If you're new to running, your whole body will benefit from it. However, it is advisable to book a sports appointment for a correct assessment of your physical condition and health to avoid unwanted injuries.

Here are 4 things you need to take care of to get off to a flying start:

1. Schedule a Sports Medicine appointment

Sports medicine is a medical speciality responsible for preventing, diagnosing, treating and recovering pathologies related to sport and physical exercise in all age groups.

Prevention is the watchword, so if you're thinking of taking up running, book a sports medicine video consultation and be assessed and guided by specialist doctors.

It may seem unnecessary to you, but it will make all the difference in preventing injuries and other illnesses.

2. The equipment does matter

You should favour light, comfortable equipment and materials that absorb sweat and speed up evaporation.

Invest in good quality, comfortable trainers. As for clothes, cotton is more suitable than synthetic fibres.

You shouldn't wear waterproofs. Sweating is the body's way of regulating temperature and when we use materials that make it difficult to breathe, we are counteracting the body's natural regulation mechanisms.

3. Technical support

There's a certain tendency for people who start running to do it with friends or family. That's fine if it motivates you! But it's important that your companion is at the same running level - it's not advisable to go at a pace you're not comfortable with.

Even so, at any stage, specialised technical support is always beneficial.

4. Don't skip steps

If you've never run or done any other type of physical activity, don't expect to start running 10km. You should start with a walk and progress gradually.

It is also important that before and after walking and/or running you do warm-up exercises that increase blood circulation and heart rate, helping to increase performance and reduce injuries.

Author: Knower™ Care Center