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Doctor insights on: Does Running Long Distance Decrease Vertical Jump

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What to do if I do not feel tired from running long distance?

What to do if I do not feel tired from running long distance?

Check your shoes: Make sure they are not wearing out. Most athletic shoes have a rated life of about 450-500 miles. If you have more miles on them, consider replacing them. Make sure you hydrate and are not increasing your speed or distance faster than you can handle. Consider OTC arch supports, and if these do not help, see a podiatrist for help. ...Read more

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I do not feel tired from running long distance, should I be concerned?

I do not feel tired from running long distance, should I be concerned?

No. Consider your--: Self lucky. Every one wants to get to the stage where you are. As long as you are not having any symptoms and are eating healthy, i wouldn't worry at all. If still concerned, see your pcp. ...Read more

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Do listening music help me while I am running long distance for cardio exercises?

Do listening music help me while I am running long distance for cardio exercises?

Yes: Good music that you enjoy can improve your mood and keep you centered while you run. If you get bored while running, it will keep you involved, and you'll be more likely to run longer distances. ...Read more

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I have a bow leg .Running long distance race 5-21km will have any bad effect on my leg ? Will it cause my leg to become more bow ?

I have a bow leg .Running long distance race 5-21km will have any bad effect on my leg ? Will it cause my leg to become more bow ?

Maybe: If you have bow legs you might develop medial (inner) knee joint arthritis in the long run, but in the short term your knees should not bow any more just by running. You only live once, if you love to run, run, but beware that you could have problems in the future. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get bruised knees and ankles from running long distance, how so?

Is it possible to get bruised knees and ankles from running long distance, how so?

NEED FOR CUSHION!: Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possibe reasons that you may have painful feet, but try cushioning arch supports like spenco polysorb cross-trainers(http://www.Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb). If these don't help, see a podiatrist.... Also try an otc anti-inflammatory, like aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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Is it good to eat a chocolate and peanut butter protein bar before i go running long distance?

Is it good to eat a chocolate and peanut butter protein bar before i go running long distance?

Yes it is: Eating anything before running is fine as long as your stomach is not too full to be able to run comfortably. It takes 2 to 3 hours to get the food to move out of the stomach into the intestines. ...Read more

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What kind of music to listen while running long distance? Does it matter if i listen rock, hip hop etc. Or i need just to enjoy them?

What kind of music to listen while running long distance? Does it matter if i listen rock, hip hop etc. Or i need just to enjoy them?

Good for you!: Listen to anything and everything you like. Just keep the volume at a level where you can still hear what's going on around you. You don't want to zone out to the point where you are oblivious to traffic risks, etc. But anything that increases your enjoyment of exercise will help you stay with it. Rock on! ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which is better jump rope or running you for exercise?

Running or Rope: Depends. Both are great cardiovascular workouts. Intensity always plays a factor. Jump rope might cause harmful impact on joints. Try to jump rope on a softer surface. ...Read more

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I always hurt my ankles running or joying or just jumping! How can I fix this?

I always hurt my ankles running or joying or just jumping! How can I fix this?

Try inserts: Try getting customized inserts and shoes that fit properly. Get your foot size measured to get the appropriate fit ...Read more

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Hi, 6months back I had a virginal delivery it was my 2nd pregency I am 25years old my weight 78kg I want to loose 25kgs which was my pre pregency weight. Please advice me wen can I start exercising running jogging jumping ?

Hi,  6months back I had a virginal delivery it was my 2nd pregency  I am 25years old my weight 78kg  I want to loose 25kgs which was my pre pregency weight. Please advice me wen can I start exercising running jogging jumping ?

Start any time now: Having a family n work makes it more challenging to find time to exercise, but you have the will, you will find the way to do it. Many women start exercing shortly after birth once the pain/discomfort of child birth has subsided. Start out easy and increase overtime. Chose methods that fit your lifestyle/work/family--living healthy is a life-time commitment. Eat well. See doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause a sharp tearing like pain in the calves when running or jumping?

What would cause a sharp tearing like pain in the calves when running or jumping?

Several causes: I am a runner, and have found that pain in the calves can come from many sources...Over training, under training, improper gait, improper shoes, stretching/not stretching, nutrition- not enough potassium, surface you run on, hills or straight. Take it slow and possibly walk/ run and build up endurance. Cross training may help too- swimming, leg weights. Ask at a running specialty store if have. ...Read more

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Hello my son told me that in p.E he was doing jumping jacks and running and his "chest was in pain" please help?

See his Dr: Could be asthma / allergies / acute illness / musculoskeletal pain / lack of conditioning / .....Or of course something more serious--although unlikely as is in at least grade school (made it this far...). Needs a good history and exam to sort out cause of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can playing laser tag everyday count as the 30 min of exercise a day. Laser tag involves running jumping and hiding ?

Can playing laser tag everyday count as  the 30 min of exercise a day. Laser tag involves running jumping and hiding ?

Yes: This can be an enjoyable way to burn calories and tone some muscles. The more you move during the game, the more fit you can become. If you find your heart rate increasing, and you are sweating, then even better. If I can be of further help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Can you loose your baby thats in the first weeks if you condition a lot ? Such as jumping on to things, abs, lifting weights, running, and sprinting.

Can you loose your baby thats in the first weeks if you condition a lot ? Such as jumping on to things, abs, lifting weights, running, and sprinting.

No: Miscarriages which occur on in the first few weeks of pregnancy are usually related to lethal problems with the baby. Many very physically active women do fine with their pregnancies, best wishes. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could running help jump start my weight loss again?

Thoughts? Could running help jump start my weight loss again?

It will help: Diet is also very important. Weight lifting also burns calories efficiently. All in combination is best. Diet is probably most important in weight loss. ...Read more

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What wouls cause pain in teeth when running/jumping?

Sinus or infection: You should visit your dentist to make sure there is nothing wrong with any of your teeth, your dentist will check for a sinus infection or tooth infection and provide the appropiate treatment. ...Read more

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