Ergonomics for Runners…

Ergonomics for Runners…

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June 20 , 2020 by Ameya Mathur | TheTeenageBlogger.com

Ergonomic tips for runners participating in marathons like adhm airteldelhihalfmarathon

1.Run tall: Keep the spine straight and the shoulders, back with a slight forward lean. Keep the head up so the chin is parallel to the ground. Do not hunch over, lean far forward or backward, look up or down, rotate the hips back, or let the body drop towards a sitting position.

2.Keep the #torso stable, with the entire body facing forward. That means eliminating unnecessary and counterproductive movements that waste energy and aligning the head, hands, knees and feet to face forward.

Avoid these common inefficiencies: head bobbing, head shaking, body swaying, body twisting, knees and toes pointing inward or outward, and the hands angling inward.

3. Stay relaxed throughout the body. It is especially important to relax muscle groups not directly involved in the running motion, such as the facial muscles, jaw, neck, shoulders, and hands.

4. Keep hydrating yourself with energy drink or #water

5. Always listen to your body & do not overexert when you are in pain

Benefits from Cardio point of view
1. Running tall will increase lung capacity, leading to increased endurance and a more powerful running stride. It will also help athletes properly position their center of gravity and maintain proper alignment, which will prevent injuries and allow for efficient running.
2. A general sense of relaxation can have a positive psychological effect on runners by promoting feelings of ease, comfort and control. It can also improve performance by saving the body’s supply of oxygen for the muscles needed for the running motion. Releasing tension also allows the joints increased range of motion for fuller, more fluid movements.

Thanks and all the very best for your RUN!

Dr Deepankar Dass

Dr Deepankar is a specialist in Ergonomics with over 10-year experience helping clients Pan India. He has helped more than 150 organizations & thousands of their employees to lead a pain-free life.
He is the author of “Ergonomics for Corporates” book. He is the first Indian who has written on this topic & is the only Workplace Wellness Coach in India who helps industries and corporates improve productivity and Efficiency. here.

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