HEALTH PORTFOLIO (H-Portfolio)
H-Asset: Physical Wealth
H-Investment: Prevent Running Injuries
The second epidemiological revolution has taught us valuable lessons about the importance of preventing illness rather than treating it after the fact. In 1736 Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” meaning that it is easier to stop something from happening in the first place than to repair it afterwards (English idioms & proverbs).
Regular exercise is one of the ways of approaching preventative health.
When starting any exercise program, starting slowly and ramping up gradually is important in order to prevent injuries and pain. With the recent New York Marathon, people are motivated to start running to be healthier, but taking a few steps to prevent injuries is worth every cent.
How to prevent injuries for new runners:
Pain: Avoid pain and any movement or action that hurts. Pain signals harm and you will be doing more harm than good by overriding your body’s wisdom. You should avoid what hurts, when you feel pain, stop and rest until it subsides.
Posture: Avoid slouching. You should be aware of your posture to avoid pain and you will go further faster using this simple tip.
Footwear: Avoid wearing brand new sneakers, especially on race day! You don’t want to take the fun out of the day because your feet hurt. You should wear appropriate sneakers for running and the shape of your foot. A good reference for helping people find the right shoe for their feet is American Orthopedic for & Ankle Society. If needed, buy a prefabricated orthotic for added foot support.
Speed: Avoid progressing too quickly will help you avoid training injuries. You should know your limits and pain threshold. If you know you can only run for twenty minutes without pain, then don’t run for more than ten. Start out slowly. Short runs with short rests are best.
Adding running to your general exercise program will gradually make you stronger. Stay with your program and be patient. It will take more than just a few days. Remember, prevention is an essential component to self-care and good health.
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American Orthopedic for & Ankle Society. How to select the right athletic shoes. Retrieved from: http://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/how-to/footwear/pages/selecting-athletic-shoes.aspx
English idioms & proverbs. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. English language cyber center. Retrieved from http://oels.byu.edu/student/idioms/proverbs/prevention_cure.html