Las Vegas-based chiropractor Donald A. Ozello insists, “Running-associated injuries are preventable and manageable with smart training principles, proper warm-up, quality footwear, overall body conditioning, a thorough cool-down and intelligent nutritional and supplementation strategies.”
He shares tips to help runners in his new book “Running: Maximize Performance & Minimize Injuries: A Chiropractor’s Guide to Minimizing the Potential for Running Injuries.” For more information on the book, visit championshipchiropractic.com.
Runners enjoy the burn in their lungs. Runners enjoy the challenge of getting from the starting line to the finish line. Runners enjoy beating their personal records. Runners enjoy the isolation of running by themselves and the companionship of other runners. Runners enjoy the fresh air, the sunshine and the vitamin D. Runners enjoy the “Runner’s high” and the “Endorphins kicking in.” Runners enjoy their second wind. Runners enjoy the run.
Motion pictures such as Rocky, Chariots of Fire and Forrest Gump showcase running and inspire us to run. Once every four years we’re glued to the TV to watch the world’s greatest runners compete in Olympic track and field.
Run to increase your health and fitness. Strengthening of the cardiovascular system occurs due to the increase in heart rate and intensity. During exercise the muscles require more oxygen, thus the heart pumps faster and harder. This strengthens the intensity of each heartbeat. Therefore at rest, the heart beat is stronger and occurs at a slower pace.