Health Tip: Pack the Right Equipment for Running Trails05/24/13
(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
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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