Safety Tips for Seniors Who Enjoy Running

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If you’re someone who has always relied on running for exercise, you’ll be happy to know that light running and/or jogging is a great workout in your senior years as well. It can be beneficial for cardiovascular health, assuming you don’t have any heart issues, and it’s also such a great way to stay fit and improve mental health.

Whether you’re new to running or just want to be sure that you don’t overdo it and place too much strain on your muscles and joints, here are some tips for running safely from Nurse Next Door.

5 Tips for Safe Running

  • Always consult your doctor before starting to run, and look for a beginner running program
  • Make sure that you’re stretching properly before lacing up your sneakers
  • Build up your runs gradually and take it in small minute increments to start
  • Be sure you are giving yourself rest days so that your body can recharge
  • Eat a clean diet and make sure you’re getting plenty of nutrients

Are you a runner? How have you adjusted your program in retirement? We’d love to hear from you.

Check out our articles on Council of Seniors 365 for more advice on leading a fit, healthy lifestyle.

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