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12 April 2011

Joggers not jogging properly

Regular, easy running for fitness can be a boon to health and well-being, but experts say for safety, joggers especially must keep an eye on how that foot falls.

Regular, easy running for fitness can be a boon to health and well-being, but experts say for safety, joggers especially must keep a spring in their step and an eye on how that foot falls.

"Human beings will naturally walk, sprint or run. Walking is a heel strike, running is a forefoot strike," he said. Jogging is not a slow run. Jogging is actually a different biomechanical behaviour, a hybrid between a walk and a run. Distance runners never land on their heels."

 
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