Winter fun run season is upon us – whether it’s your local Parkrun on a Saturday or Bridge to Brisbane in August, many of us like to get those feet moving in the cooler months! There are a few tips you can follow to keep your feet happy and healthy to get you to the finish line:
- Check your shoes – Ask yourself:
Are your shoes fitting correctly and not causing irritation?
Are they worn out and needing replacement?
Are they appropriate for the terrain you are running on?
Your Podiatrist can help with footwear advice and assessment
- Avoid “Weekend Warrior” Injuries: Increase your activity slowly and steadily. If you haven’t done anything for a while, take your time building up your training to build up your strength and prevent injuries.
- Listen to your body. If you have any aches, pains or niggles get them checked out before they turn into anything more serious. Don’t forget to take some time to rest between training as required!
- Don’t forget to warm up and cool down properly, stretching can help prevent injury and muscle soreness post exercise.
For more helpful advice or for a foot and footwear assessment come in and see one of our experienced Podiatrists at Coorparoo Podiatry Centre.