How to Run Good for Your Knee

How to Run Good for Your Knee

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There are a lot of running competitions these days, and there are a lot of people jogging in the park or around the Han River, have you ever wondered if running is too much for your knees?

So today, to solve that problem, we’ll see if running is a really bad exercise for your knees and how to run so that you don’t have to strain your knees.

Experts are saying this.

First, a survey published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology in 2016 introduces the phenomena (physiological mechanisms) that appear to protect knee joints when running.

The study was conducted on healthy men and women running, and it was said that both inflammation and cartilage conditions were positive when they were sitting for the same amount of time after 30 minutes of running, indicating that they didn’t get worse when they ran.

And another study looked at the ability of running groups to perform various functional tasks over 21 years.

When comparing people who run and people who don’t run, it was found that people who ran maintained lower levels of disability than those who did.

From the results of this study, we found that proper running doesn’t strain the knee, and it can actually have a protective effect on degenerative arthritis.

However, you need to know the right way to run to enjoy this running effect, so let’s look at the right way to run and try a healthy one

The Right Way to Run for Your Health

(1) Weight management

It is said that maintaining average weight is important for protecting knee joints when running.

If you’re overweight, I recommend you start walking first, but you don’t overdo it and slowly move to running according to your weight management level.

(2) Running on soft ground

I recommend running on soft ground such as grass and sand.

Walking or running in the water is also one of the exercises that puts minimal stress on your knees.

(3) Doing other exercises at the same time

When exercising, it is said that it is good to do other cardiovascular exercises, such as swimming or cycling, which is a good way to relax your knees and maintain your physical strength.

(4) Wear shoes that have a good cushion

It is also important to run in shoes that have a good cushion.

At this time, don’t forget to replace your shoes regularly because if you run on one shoe for a long time, the shoes may lose shock absorption.

(5) Getting Education

Can’t we just run? What kind of education?

There are people who think that, right?

However, you can prevent injuries and improve the effectiveness of running by being trained in running posture.

(6) not to endure pain

If you have pain in your knee or get injured while running, you should not just pass by and visit a specialist to look closely at the symptoms, because repeating this phenomenon can lead to major injuries.

(7) Stretching before running

By strengthening and stretching the muscles around your knees, you can improve stability and prevent injuries.

Especially for those who are not familiar with running, you must do pre-stretching so that your muscles and joints are not burdened and you can see if there are any uncomfortable parts during pre-stretching.

These are ways to help minimize knee damage when running.

Let’s all be familiar with these methods and keep them in mind when running.

Today, we’ve learned about the effects of running on your knees, and the theory that running is not good for your knees is just a theory!

I hope that healthy running helps you not only with healthy joints but also with a lively life.

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