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This is what over-50 runners need to know before they start running

This is what over-50 runners need to know before they start running

1. Have a complete physical Schedule an appointment with your health-care professional before you begin training. Discuss your plans to start a running program and ask if there are any health concerns to be aware of, like signs of heart disease , diabetes, or orthopedic limitations. A complete physical will provide you and your physician with important health information like weight, blood pressure, heart rate , cholesterol, BMI, and a lot more. Knowing these numbers at the start will help you track your progress over time and note improvements. RELATED: I’m Seeing a Doctor for the First Time In Years. What Tests Do I Need? 2. Invest in the right equipment In this case, equipment means shoes. Find a specialty running store and obtain a professional shoe fit to determine the right pair for you based on your biomechanics. If you need a primer on the best way to discover your...

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