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Injury prevention for runners is important who want to avoid common running injuries like IT band syndrome, shin splints and runner’s knee. But what is a good injury prevention strategy? In these guides we’ll share running injury prevention strategies and running injury prevention tips to help you stay injury and pain-free for longer. We’ll also answer key questions on injury prevention for runners and the best running injury prevention exercises for runners.

11 symptoms of overtraining when running: How to overcome running fatigue

When your body is put under too much stress, or when you don’t allow enough time to recover between runs, it can start to show signs of fatigue.  Tiredness and fatigue can lead to reduced performance in the long term. So how do you spot the symptoms of overtraining when running? Are there any symptoms? …

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9 of the best bodyweight exercises for runners

One of the best ways to avoid those common running injuries like runner’s knee and shin splints is to perform strength exercises as part of your training routine. If you’re new to strength training, then doing bodyweight exercises is a great place to start. In this guide, I’d like to share some of the best …

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Dynamic stretches for runners: 9 exercises to do before a run

The warm up is essential before any run as it prepares your body for the run ahead. A proper warm up will raise your body temperature and increase blood flow to your muscles, therefore making you less susceptible to injury and muscle soreness after your run. Dynamic stretching is a key part of a warm …

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How to prevent knee pain when running: 5 actionable tips

Runner’s knee is one of the most common running injuries. While sustained physical activity like running is a cause of the syndrome, there are also individual factors that can predispose individuals to this condition. In this blog, I’d like to share tips on how to prevent knee pain when running.  Despite having many physical and …

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How to start running again: 5 tips for returning to running after an injury

Injury is unfortunately an inevitable side effect of running, and returning to running after an injury can be tough. No matter how many precautions you take, common running injuries like shin splints and runner’s knee can rear their ugly head.  A 2015 study on injuries in runners found that women were at lower risk than …

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Is yoga good for runners? 6 benefits of yoga for runners

Many runners will tell you that stiff and sore muscles are an unfortunate part of being a runner. All that time on our feet can lead to tight muscles, which in turn can lead to injuries. There are many benefits of yoga for runners. Yoga improves your flexibility, mobility, strength, posture and breathing, which are …

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6 tips for dealing with sore muscles after running

It’s very common to have sore and stiff legs after running, especially if you’re a beginner runner and you’re just starting out on your running journey. Sore muscles after running is normally something you experience 24 to 48 hours after your run. You may also feel soreness and stiffness following other forms of exercise, such …

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Hydration and running performance: 4 key hydration tips for runners

We are all told about the importance of staying hydrated. After all, up to 60% of the human body is made up of water! But how does hydration affect running performance? In this blog I’d like to share some key hydration tips for runners.  Humans must consume a certain amount of water to survive. This …

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6 tips for successfully running with a chronic illness

Chronic illnesses like diabetes, Crohn’s disease and asthma can have a huge impact on your life, but your diagnosis doesn’t mean you have to turn in your running shoes for good. There are many ways to keep successfully running with a chronic illness.  In 2018, I was diagnosed with endometriosis – a chronic illness that …

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