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Good advice on running with back pain.

Once you are pain-free and get the green light to run again from your doctor, I’d recommend completely reevaluating your running routine. The key is to formulate a plan (with your doctor’s assistance and approval) that considers how your body responds to high-impact activity. Here are some suggestions to consider: Get strong and flexible. The number one way to offset back and other joint issues is to add total-body strength training to your regimen three times per week, plus daily flexibility work . Developing strong and balanced muscles and joints will reduce the wear and tear on your body and allow you to exercise with less risk and pain in the future. You don’t have to pump heavy weight to develop strength. Try this Runner’s Strength Program you can do anywhere. Weave in low-impact training. It’s easy to focus solely on running when you’re training for a race. However, ...

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