The Scary Thing That Can Happen If You're Not Running Correctly


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With brighter evenings and warmer weather upon us, an after-work jog might seem like a nice way to get back into fitness. But before you lace up those running shoes and hit the pavement, there are a few things you need to know—namely, proper running form. To get the facts on running alignment, we reached out to Jacqueline Kasen, body architect at Anatomy at 1220, for her expert advice on the matter.

Sure, running sounds simple enough. It's just like walking but faster, right? According to Kasen, it's not that easy. Running without upholding proper form could potentially, over time, lead to "injuries, joint pain, and or imbalances in the body," says Kasen. She further adds, "If the body is out of alignment, the impact may be compensated in other areas which can position the body to take on joint pain." In an attempt to spare us injury, Kasen has put together some tips on how to properly align our bodies while running. For the ways in which you can improve upon your running form, keep on reading.