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Health Tip: Pack the Right Equipment for Running Trails

Health Tip: Pack the Right Equipment for Running Trails

05/24/13

(HealthDay News) -- Running, walking or hiking trails can be a fun way to enjoy the great outdoors and get some exercise.

But it's important to make sure you're dressed properly for your adventure.

The American Council on Exercise offers this advice before you hit the trails:

  • Wear a quality pair of sturdy trail running shoes; don't wear regular running shoes.
  • Wear socks made of synthetic fibers in case your feet get wet, and to reduce the risk of blisters.
  • Dress in layers that will help wick moisture away from your body and keep you cool and dry as you change altitude.
  • Bring a sturdy pole to help you navigate the terrain.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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