Fitness Tip of the Day: Take Time Off at Onset of Injury
Most running injuries are gradual over the course of weeks or even months. For those runners who are obsessive about logging in their weekly miles, that's what makes it so difficult to stop your routine completely. Most runners think that by ignoring early nagging pain, it will simply just "go away."
A simple, short hiatus is critical to help avoid major setbacks and aggravate injured tissue to the point of major injury.
The key to a quick recovery is to stop running and do cross training instead. The bike, elliptical, swimming, or other non to low impact workouts will keep you active while your body heals from the hard impact of running.
*Disclaimer: The aforementioned is not to be construed as medical or professional fitness advice. Please always consult the advice of a physician, nutritionist, or other medical personnel before beginning any fitness or nutritional program.