Run­ners need less cush­ion­ing

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

A new study sug­gests that train­ers with plenty of cush­ion­ing could up your risk of in­jury. UK re­searchers mea­sured the im­pact of run­ners hit­ting the ground when wear­ing reg­u­lar cush­ioned shoes and while bare­foot or with min­i­mal sup­port. They found jog­gers in cushy shoes tended to land on their heels and with more force. “Run­ning in min­i­mal shoes and land­ing on the balls of your feet re­duces load­ing rates and may re­duce the risk of in­jury,” re­searcher Dr Han­nah Rice says.

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