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