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Injury Avoidance Tips from the Running Doc

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Dr. Lewis G. Maharam (aka "The Running Doc") can help you prevent injuries while running, with just a few simple tips.
Air Date: 9/16/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Lewis G. Maharam, MD
running docLewis G. Maharam, MD, FACSM, is one of the world’s most extensively credentialed and well-known sports medicine and running health experts. Better known as Running Doc™, Maharam is the past medical director of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series and current medical director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Program and former medical director of the New York Road Runners Club and the New York City Marathon. He has appeared on World News Tonight, Today, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, CNN, and Fox News. His work has appeared in Runner’s World and Competitor magazines, and he is the author of five books.
Injury Avoidance Tips from the Running Doc
Shin splints, arch issues and pulled hamstrings are just a few of the injuries that can result from hitting the track or trail.

Any sport that keeps you on your feet and uses a pushing-off motion can produce trouble; but with proper training, you can continue to do all the activities that keep you healthy and happy.

For instance, stretching is always your first defense against running injuries.

Listen in as Dr. Lewis G. Maharam, one of the world's most extensively credentialed and well-known sports medicine and running health experts (and also known as "The Running Doc"), and Melanie Cole, MS, discuss all you can do to help prevent injuries.
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