Baystate workshop showcases how runners can prevent injuries while staying fit


Men and women run because it’s a healthy activity, but running results in injuries for up to 50-80%, especially if you’re not trained well and don’t follow the rules of safe running.

Nearly one hundred men and women attended Sunday’s runners workshop at Baystate Franklin Medical Center.

Baystate hosts free workshop for runners

Manager of rehabilitation services, Jeffrey King told 22News, “…foot pain, hip pain may be the issue involved, but that’s not the problem.”

“Come into training with an attitude to recovery, come in for the long haul and take your time conditioning yourself…”, Northampton athlete and coach Martha Grinnell advises.

22News also spoke with Dr. Tara Futrell of Baystate Franklin on other ways runners can prevent injuries while staying fit,  “…sleep and recovery should be part of the training plan, strength and nutrition are all to be considered.”

Runners of all ages seemed serious about what it takes to avoid being sidelined by an injury.

Conditioning and wellness are key components of the plan for both beginners as well as competitive runners.

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