Running tips for preventing back pain

Running is a great cardiovascular exercise for your body and helps to relieve back pain, but it can also induce more back pain if you don’t warm up your body properly. Here are a few things you should do to prevent back pain when running:

  • Stretch before running: Stretching helps to relax your muscles and makes them more flexible which helps to reduce the risk of injury. 
  • Gradually increase intensity: Starting off going really fast and hard is going to hurt your body and deplete your energy very quickly. Gradually increasing the intensity is better and safer for your body because it helps to minimize the risk of injury.
  • Wear the right shoes: Wearing the right shoes is vital to running because if you don’t have shoes on that will support your back it can lead to back pain.