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Health Tip: Use Proper Form When Running
(HealthDay News) -- Using proper running form can help prevent injuries and make running a little easier and more comfortable.
The American Council on Exercise mentions these suggestions:
- Bend your elbows at a 90-degree angle and keep them close to your body, with your hands relaxed.
- Relax your shoulders and keep them down; drive from your shoulders, not your elbows.
- Avoid leaning forward at the waist, but keep a slight forward lean at the ankles.
- Lift your knees higher as they move forward.
- Hit the ground with your heel, rolling forward onto the ball of your foot. As you lift your foot off the ground, push off with the front of your foot.
- Hold your head steady and level, and try not to bounce.
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