In my experience, running is the most common form of exercise where most people don't include a warm-up or cool-down. Or at least the warm-up and cool-down are marked down as a 'light jog.' But there's not usually specific movements that people do to improve their running performance to help them recover. The opposite is usually true for weightlifting, HIIT, yoga, etc.....which include more specific pre and post routines
I've asked a few people why that is, and they say they run because they don't have to think about anything. It's easy to just get out the door and go. So adding that pre & post routine is more of a 'making time' habit, as well as knowing what to do.
Check out this recording from Emilie in order to perfect your warm up / cool down sequence to prevent injury!
FOOT PAIN: HOW TO WORK THIS AREA
This spot right here, is a secret weapon against pain. It's an area of the foot that is often over worked or compressed by:
Flip flops Narrow shoes Shoes with a heel
Running through that area is nerves & blood vessels that don't appreciate being compressed, potentially leading to some pain signals from your body asking for help! (and not always in that area)
Working this area with your hands can be a nice way to help release the tension, in addition to modifying your footwear to choose a wider + more relaxed environment for your feet.
Image on the right: this is why we love using the Tune Up Fitness tools to work the feet and create space between the bones!
UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENT: BRAIN HEALTH!
JOIN US ONLINE!
Dr. Rachelle Forsberg & I will be teaching a virtual event with Rise and Thrive Collective!
We will be exploring our brain health, ways to manage our mind throughout the day, ideas for brain longevity, and staying grounded when the world is spinning around us.
The price of this event includes a kit with the following items:
- Coregeous Ball
- DoTERRA Essential Oils
- Acupressure Pellets
(Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery)
Date and Time: Monday, December, 14th @6pm MT
Can't make it live? You can watch ON-DEMAND at your leisure! We record every session & will send you the link afterwards!