Category Archives: Exercise

Common Running Injuries (Infographic)

Running is one of the most common forms of exercise in the world. You can do it almost anywhere and need very minimal equipment. Judging by the latest barefoot or minimalist running trend, some would argue that you don’t need any equipment at all.

This infographic illustrates some of the more common running injuries, how to avoid them, and how to recover from them.

Some of the interesting ‘facts’ pointed out are that 36 million people run every year and that 40% to 50% of those people experience at least one injury. This is not terribly clear though. Do 40% to 50% of runners experience at least one injury per year? The infographic gives sources but no specific citations making it difficult to determine.

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Thanks to smootherfitness.com for creating this.

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Common Running Injuries

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Working Out in the Workplace

Most people spend a significant portion of their workday sedentary. Just because people are at work doesn’t mean they can’t get any exercise at all. This infographic shows some simple exercises that can be done while at your desk job and also describes some of the most common chronic injuries that happen as a result of a sedentary job. Common treatment options for theses chronic injuries are also discussed.

Take the stairs, take the long way, and do some exercises at your desk. This inforgraphic will show you how and why.

Workplace Workout

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Anatomy of Walking

Walking has long been known to be a great activity for maintaining health. This infographic from everybodywalk.org illustrates some of the benefits that are achieved by working regular walks into your routine. Some of the benefits are obvious and well known while others may surprise you.

Walk your way to better health.

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You may also be interested in: Free your feet: why running shoes may do more harm than good.

Health Benefits of Walking

How Bikes Can Save Us

Here’s an interesting infographic on the benefits of biking and the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle. The image outlines how much Americans drive, how much pollution of this driving causes and how biking instead of driving can have a dramatically beneficial effect.

Not only is biking better for the health of Americans and for the environment, the infographic also attempts to illustrate how biking could save America billions of dollars.

As always such infographics need to be taken with a grain of salt. However, I don’t think it’s too hard to imagine that less driving and more biking would benefit all of us.

Thanks to healthcaremanagementdegree.com for putting this on together.

Biking and Health: How Bikes Can Save Us

Free Your Feet: Why Running Shoes Do More Harm Than Good

Here’s another nice infographic, this time about the perils of cushy running shoes. Barefoot or minimalist running is all the rage these days. This illustration points out some of the history of running shoes as well as a few common ailments that are now being blamed on the increased heel strike often associated with running in padded running shoes.

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You may also be interested in: Anatomy of Walking

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The infographic was created by www.xraytechnicianschools.net (site no longer exists)