Safety Tips: Runningenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/KH_generic_header_05_2.jpgInjuries can be common, and runners should always be aware of their surroundings. These tips can help keep runners safe.running, runner, jogging, run, jog, track, training, conditioning, getting in shape, sports med, sports injury, sports medicine, sprain, strain, twist, break, broken, ankle, leg, knee, foot, marathon, cross country, cross-country, sprint, hurdles, dash, yard dash, heat, relay, 60m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, Usain Bolt, sports, sports safety, sports injuries, running, be a runner, competitions, marathons, relays, sprinters, shins, shin splints, strains, sprains, running shoes, sports gear, fitness, exercise, run, warming up, safety tips, sports tips, exercise tips, get in shape, sprained ankles, blisters, stress fractures, tendinitis, tendonitis, Achilles tendonitis, chondromalacia, runner's knee, iliotibial band, itb syndrome, plantar fasciitis, shinsplints, groin pulls, heel spurs, hamstring pulls03/07/201901/10/202001/10/2020Amy W. Anzilotti, MD03/04/201932fc7acb-5232-4925-90bb-6e6f1bcbb74ehttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safety-running.html/<p>Whether it's as part of a high school track program or cross-country team or a way to get in shape, running is a wonderful sport. It's great exercise, almost anyone can do it, and all you really need to get started is a good pair of sneakers.</p> <p>These tips can help kids and teens run safely.</p> <h3>Safe Running Gear</h3> <h4>Shoes</h4> <p>It's best to get fitted for running shoes by a trained professional. They can help runners get shoes that:</p> <ul> <li>fit well</li> <li>have good support with a thick, shock absorbing-sole</li> </ul> <p>Minimalist shoes are becoming popular, but there's no evidence that they're better than regular running shoes.</p> <h4>Socks</h4> <p>Running socks come in a variety of materials, thicknesses, and sizes. Avoid socks made from 100% cotton. When cotton gets wet, it stays wet, leading to blisters in the summer and cold feet in the winter. Instead, buy socks made from wool or synthetic materials such as polyester and acrylic.</p> <h3>Safe Training and Running</h3> <p>To prevent injuries while training or running, runners should:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Get a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sports-physical.html/">sports physical</a> before starting running.</li> <li>Train sensibly by increasing distances and speed slowly.</li> <li>Warm up and stretch before running. Dynamic stretching (movement-based rather than static stretching) is the best kind of stretching before a run or workout.</li> <li>Stop running if they get hurt or feel pain and get checked by an athletic trainer, coach, doctor, or nurse before going back to running.</li> </ul> <h3>Safety While Running Outdoors</h3> <p>It's important to stay alert while running outdoors. Runners should not wear headphones or earbuds or anything else that might make them less aware of their surroundings. Staying safe while running involves the same common sense used to stay safe anywhere else, like avoiding parked cars and dark areas, and taking note of who is behind you and ahead of you.</p> <p>Runners should carry a few essentials, such as:</p> <ul> <li>a form of identification</li> <li>a cellphone</li> <li>a whistle to blow to attract attention if they're hurt or in a situation where they don't feel safe</li> </ul> <p>Other safety tips:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Run during daylight hours, if possible. For nighttime running, avoid dimly lit areas and wear bright and/or reflective clothes.</li> <li>Stay on the sidewalk or shoulder of a road, if possible.&nbsp;</li> <li>Run facing oncoming cars.</li> <li>Always yield to vehicles at intersections. Don't assume that cars will stop for you.</li> <li>Obey all traffic rules and signals.</li> <li>Only run through neighborhoods and parks and on trails known to be safe. It's always best to run with a friend, if possible.</li> <li>Dress for the weather. For cold weather, wear layers of sweat wicking fabric, a hat, and gloves. On hot days, bring extra water and wear light-colored clothing and a hat. Runners should stop if they feel faint or sick in any way.</li> </ul>Consejos de seguridad: correrIndependientemente de que se forme parte de un programa de entrenamiento de secundaria o de un equipo de campo a través o de que solo se trate de un modo de mantenerse en forma, correr es un deporte estupendo. Los siguientes consejos pueden ayudar a niños y adolescentes a correr de una forma segura. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/safety-running-esp.html/70b044fd-3631-4b23-90ac-eed2339afe5f
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Safety Tips: RunningInjuries can be common, and runners should always be aware of their surroundings. To keep things safe while running, follow these tips.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-running.html/450ddc50-a087-4be1-8192-bca537b6a0a0
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