Good Running Form [Infographic]

Whether you’re tackling marathons or jogging around the block, good running form is essential.
Four Simple Steps to Good Running Form

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Running Facts and Figures [Infographic]

This detailed infographic, published by The Spine and Sports Health Centre, provides several running facts and figures. It also covers some of the most common orthopaedic injuries’ signs and symptoms. Continue reading

How to Improve Your Running Form [Infographic]

There is no one perfect running form for everybody—just look at 2013 NYC marathon winner Priscah Jeptoo. However, by focusing on a few basic rules, any runner can become a more efficient and effective runner. As a result, you could see significant improvements in both your speed and endurance, as well as cut your chance of injury.

How to Improve Your Running Form Infographic

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How to Improve Your Running Form and Become a More Efficient Runner

  • Relax your shoulders  to allow for fluid, more circular arm movement.  More like you’re chilling at the bar than standing at attention.
  • Swing arms back and forth , not across the body.  Think choo-choo train, not the twist.
  • Lean slightly forward, but make sure you aren’t bending at the waist.
  • When running up a hill, lean into the incline, but don’t hunch over at the waist. Also keep the arms moving powerfully.
  • Keep hands in unclenched fists, as if holding  the last unbroken potato chip  from the bag.
  • Align your hips directly below the torso. Don’t pull a Miley, avoid sticking your but out.
  • Lift knees only slightly for a more efficient stride. High knees might be a fun exercise, but not a good way to distance run.
  • Reduce stride length and increase stride frequency. Aim for 180 foot strikes  per minute. that’s the same pace as Outkast’s “Hey Ya.”
  • Feet should land underneath the body, minimizing heel strike.

Christmas Calorie Burning [Infographic]

Christmas calorie burning

This infographic by JTX Fitness shows how many calories a single day of eating poor food (such as on Christmas) can add up to and shows how much exercise would be required to burn it all off. Continue reading

Running and Weight Loss [Infographic]

Facts on running and loosing weight

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5 facts on running and weight loss.