Should you run when hurt?

By: proctor - January 12, 2007
I found an article on the New York Times website today that answers the question: "Is it better or worse for me to exercise when a body part hurts?" There is no 100% correct answer, and according to this article, ..."The specific advice can differ from specialist to specialist. Some, like Dr. Weinstein, say most people can continue with the sport they love although they may need to cut back a bit, running shorter distances or going more slowly."

It was interesting to hear that the doctors' results from research, performed both in the laboratory and on their own bodies, supported exercising even though your body may be sore. There are exceptions, and limitations, of course. And above all else, they seem to believe that you have to listen to the pain signals that your body is telling you.

Click on this link to read the article about running when hurt and see what they have to say.

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I have been an ACE certified personal trainer since 2000 who has trained over 3000 hours. I specialize in pre- and post-natal fitness, stretching, running, and weight loss. Yoga is also a passion for me and a way of life. I received my Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification in India and love to share the calmness, strength, and openness that yoga offers to people of all ages and abilities.

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