Fitness Tip of the Day: Take Time Off at Onset of Injury

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.<

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*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.


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Christina Mancuso Christina Mancuso, a mother of 3, has traveled to well over 70 cities on various Broadway National Tours. She is now residing in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio after spending a year in NYC to support her daughter's Broadway debut. Besides writing, traveling, and mothering, she is a 13-time marathon runner (including the 2015 Boston Marathon), freelance artist, classical violinist, and a previous Paralegal with over 20 years of writing and research experience. Mancuso is listed in 'Who's Who Worldwide' and has been recognized for "Outstanding Leadership in Media" by the International Women's Leadership Association. A former Theatre Critic for both Columbus and NYC, Christina is currently the Regional Managing Editor of and Editor-in-Chief of