Are you ignoring your body and potentially hurting yourself when you run? A new study looks at the ways we raise the risk of injury to ourselves with our favorite run habits. Find out how to prevent injury give your work out the attention it needs and your body deserves.
- If you often run with music, or podcasts, or while watching television on the treadmill, you might want to listen up—literally. New research supports the idea that auditory and visual distractions while running may raise your risk for leg injuries.
- The researchers noted that when the runners concentrated on those distractions, they applied force to their legs at a faster rate, compared to when they had a single focus.
- The results, presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists in Las Vegas, are preliminary and have not yet been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
“New research supports the idea that auditory and visual distractions while running may raise your risk for leg injuries.”