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Last updated:21st March 2018

Running

Want to run?

If you have AS and want to continue running or get into running these are our top tips.

  1. Get advice from your physiotherapist.
  2. Make sure you share your physiotherapist's advice with your gym instructor, personal trainer or running partner
  3. Buy the best running trainers you can afford
  4. Make sure you replace your running trainers regularly
  5. Start gently. The NHS Couch to 5k programme offers great advice on getting started
  6. Try to run on softer surfaces rather than pounding the tarmac
  7. Don't overdo it. Pre-plan using a tool like Map My Run
  8. Listen to your body and cut back on your training if you are in flare. 
  9. Try running in a pool. Water provides greater resistance and reduces stress on joints
  10. Avoid using a treadmill as it can encourage a  damaging ‘pounding action’ .
  11. If you use a treadmill try walking uphill instead of running.
  12. Don't forget your stretches

 

 


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