Tips and Tricks to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Kirstin Fawcett
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Studies suggest that running is good for your body and your mind. It might help boost your brain cell growth and improve your bone density, plus it gives you that oh-so-satisfying runner’s high. But if you push yourself too hard, too soon, the repetitive stress you inflict on your body can cause some serious harm to your musculoskeletal system.

To prevent running injuries, check out running blog Strength Running’s infographic below. It lists training tips and tricks that will help you avoid common (yet painful) conditions like shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendinopathy. However, it doesn't offer any wisdom on how to avoid blisters—so for now, surgical tape might be your best bet. 

[h/t Lifehacker]

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