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Doctor insights on: Beginning Trail Running

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How to train for trail running?

How to train for trail running?

Yes but caution: You should really build up your strength and endurance with non-trail running first, to establish a baseline of fitness and health. Then, as you increase in strength, start hitting hills and slowly challenge the trails. It's better to work in increments to avoid injury. ...Read more

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I've been trail running...Why does my heal hurt after running?

I've been trail running...Why does my heal hurt after running?

Plantar Fasciitis: Generally pain in the heels after running is plantar fasciitis. Many runners use orthotics, achilles stretching and ice after a run. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an ankle injury from trail running?

What is the best way to treat an ankle injury from trail running?

R I C E: Rest, ice, compression (such as an ace-wrap or elastic ankle brace) and elevation. Some find taking Ibuprofen (advil, motrin) or aleve (naproxen) helpful. If no improvement is noted in a couple of days, or if you have pain, bruising and/or swelling, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it plausible to do trail running as weight loss workout?

Is it plausible to do trail running as weight loss workout?

Yes: Trail running is an excellent type of exercise and highly recommended. While running, i suggest monitoring your heart rate and vary it between aerobic and anerobic exercise meaning varying your speed from cardio to very fast. This will assist with more weight loss and more healthy stress on your heart. ...Read more

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Dull ache starting at backside of head continuing down the length of neck. It happens after strenuous exercise like trail running.Any possible reason?

Dull ache starting at backside of head continuing down the length of neck. It happens after strenuous exercise like trail running.Any possible reason?

Posture???: Hard to say without an exam and possible x-ray of the area. Does this occur after any other activities. Does the discomfort go away after the trail running and how long after. May need to see a Dr. ...Read more

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What are the best types of shoes for running on hills and trails?

What are the best types of shoes for running on hills and trails?

They make: Shoes that are specifically designed for running on trails. A store like REI has many brands to choose from ...Read more

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Do running reduces weight?

Do running reduces weight?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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What can you do instead of running?

Swimming: Swimming is an almost ideal form of exercise as it is good for the cardiovascular system and will not stress the joints the way running does. You can also do gym elipticals and bicycles as an alternative. ...Read more

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Is running safe with a ths of 6.46?

Is running safe with a ths of 6.46?

Ask Dr. personally: As of February 2010, at most laboratories in the U.S., the official "normal" reference range for the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) blood test runs from approximately .5 to 4.5/5.0. This was in a recent article, not 2010. So I would think that you should consult with the Dr. who determined your levels or have the test run again to compare. ...Read more

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