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Health Tip: Use Proper Form When Running: MedlinePlus

Using proper running form can help prevent injuries and make running a little easier and more comfortable. 

Knee MRI shot from Wikipedia

Health Tip: Use Proper Form When Running: MedlinePlus.
(Image used from Wikipedia.)

This was just one of their brief bullet point articles, so not much to cull from for a blurb, so here is the bullet list:

  • Bend your elbows at a 90-degree angle and keep them close to your body, with your hands relaxed.
  • Relax your shoulders and keep them down; drive from your shoulders, not your elbows.
  • Avoid leaning forward at the waist, but keep a slight forward lean at the ankles.
  • Lift your knees higher as they move forward.
  • Hit the ground with your heel, rolling forward onto the ball of your foot. As you lift your foot off the ground, push-off with the front of your foot.
  • Hold your head steady and level, and try not to bounce.
I’m not back to running yet, but I’m trying to get back out there.  I have walked & tried doing a few other things, but my ankle/foot is still bothering me, along with some intermittent pain in my lower back. More on that behind the jump. Continue reading