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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been trail running 4 about a year and am starting to get a sharp pain in my right shin. What can I do to deal with this pain?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dull ache starting at backside of head continuing down the length of neck. It happens after strenuous exercise like trail running.Any possible reason?
Is there any good way to prevent my knees from hurting while running? No significant injuries, but running on trails or pavements causes pain.
Runner's knee: Sounds like runner's knee. Try obtaining a cho pat band that can be worn over the mid portion of your patellar tendon halfway between the bottom of your kneecap (patella) and its insertion on the proximal tibia. Ensure that your hamstrings and quads have good eccentric strength and are well stretched and consider orthotics in your running shoes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I get stuck due to flooding, is it better to cut my pills in half, or take them as usual and run the risk of running out completely?
Cut in half to prolo: It would depend on many factors; the type of med, the frequency needed, the length of time you anticipate that you will be stranded and so forth. There is no easy answer, but if you anticipate that you will be stranded for days and days and you have only a limited supply of meds and that you know you will run out, then cutting them in half makes the most sense. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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