In one of my prior posts, " 5 Minutes of Running Can Add Years to Your Life ," some of the dividends of running were discussed. The most remarkable thing discovered was that even short runs can have tremendous benefits. Given the return on the running investment, it is an exercise option worth consideration.
I ended that post with the warning that running can lead to injury. While there is much truth in that warning, there is also a great amount of truth in the point that those injuries can be avoided.
How Common are Injuries?
Fifty-six percent of runners address some kind of injury over the course of a year. To put this in perspective, this is about the same frequency at which football players are injured!
The reason for this pile up of hurt is that most runners don't train properly. Running comes off as pretty straightforward, and perhaps this is part of the reason why injuries are commonplace. Perhaps people think that runners do not need instruction or do ...
What does one do if she experiences major chest pains and medical examinations reveal no heart or BP abnormalities? This is a particularly good question because it applies to all fields of medicine, and to all people who at some time in their lives will become patients (Yes, even doctors). If a person is experiencing symptoms that are not accompanied by signs of disease, or evidence in the form of an abnormal test, the diagnostic work-up will sometimes cease. Yet the patient still has the symptoms. What should be done? First, were all the elements of your complaint dealt with? Please see my prior posting about preparing for a visit to a cardiologist . It is appropriate for a visit to any physician. Second, what constitutes a full work-up for chest pain? This is actually different depending upon the likelihood of different processes causing the discomfort. Arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease is quite unlikely in very young people (but congenital disease may be more ...
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