Wear the right gear
Before you press ‘go’ on the treadmill stop and think: are you wearing the right gear?
For anyone thinking of running it’s important to get the right shoes. Photograph: Frank Miller
Being physically active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and for many people one of the easiest ways to exercise is to go for a walk or run. But before you press ‘go’ on the treadmill or fling open the front door and speed around the block, stop and think: are you wearing the right gear? Fashion aside, there are a couple of staples to ensure that your run or walk won’t lead you down the path to injury.
Ladies, if there’s running to be done then make sure you have an appropriately girding sports bra. And for everyone it’s important to wear the right shoes - some sports shops offer advice and even gait analysis to help make sure your feet are matched with the correct runners. If you are in it for the long haul make sure to replace your footwear at the recommended mileage - that should help to keep a spring in your step.