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What are the benefits of hill running uphill and downhill?

What are the benefits of hill running uphill and downhill?

Lower body strength: Going up and down hills is a terrific way to build up the major muscle groups in the legs and buttocks. It is also a fine cardiovascular exercise. Athletes commonly are asked to run up and down the stairs in stadiums to provide this extra boost rather than just running on the flat. ...Read more

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Will 2.6 mile up hill running help burn fat faster?

Will 2.6 mile up hill running help burn fat faster?

Faster Than What?: Faster than not running uphill? Yes. Higher demands on your cardiovascular system (running uphill as opposed to running on a straight, no-incline course) mean greater use of muscles and, therefore, more calories burned. ...Read more

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Getting Fit (Tip)

Getting Fit

Set up increasing goals as you exercise. Focus on a landmark while running, then add one farther. ...See more

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A brisk two mile walk creates the same health benefits as running the same distance. ...See 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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Is it safe to go running up hills 5 times a week?

Yes it is!: At your age you can run around anywhere you like without worrying about any health concerns.You can do it daily if you are fit to do so. ...Read more

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Running in water is great cadiovascular activity that is gentle on your knees and hips. ...See more

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Hurt my ankle running up hill two years ago and it's still hurt what do I do can surgery or a shot help me

Hurt my ankle running up hill two years ago and it's still hurt what do I do can surgery or a shot help me

One step at a time : Ankle ligaments heal slowly. A two-year lingering pain is a chronic issue. See your local area podiatrists consider cotisone injection, x-rays physical therapy including heat versus ice. Other types of physical therapy as well. Without improvement then pursue an mri. An exam is necessary, if the site is swollen and painful consider MRI right away. ...Read more