• Plan at least 1 day off per week from a particular sport to allow the body to recover.

  • If you are a beginner distance runner, increase your miles gradually in order to prevent injuries.

  • When you strengthen the hips—the abductors, adductors, and gluteus maximus—you increase your leg stability all the way down to your ankles while also helping to prevent knee injuries.

  • Hit the dirt!  If you have been running on hard pavement and have developed achy joints or shin splints, try changing surfaces.  Soft trails or graded roads can be a lot easier on your joints.

  • Start slowly and progress gradually to avoid injury or excessive soreness or fatigue.  Over time, build up to 30 to 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise every day.
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