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Running Long Distance Decreases Vertical Jump
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
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
I have pain in my left hip since running long distance. I have a half marathon on 28th of this month what should I do?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Try inserts: Try getting customized inserts and shoes that fit properly. Get your foot size measured to get the appropriate fit ...Read more
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
I slipped and landed on my bottom and have very sharp back pains when running or jumping. Could it be injured?
Yes: If not better in week or ten days go and check it out. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
Possibly: Any repetitive activity can potentially cause an inflammatory response. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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