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CA PODIATRIST DISCUSSES STRETCHING AND RUNNING

CA PODIATRIST, DR. GENNADY KOLODENKER, WHO TREATS MANY ATHLETES FROM ELITE TO WEEKEND WARRIORS  STATES "THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS THAT MOST RUNNERS TRY TO DO TOO MUCH TO FAST.  IF SOMEONE WANTS TO START RUNNING FOR EXERCISE, YOU REALLY DON'T NEED TO DO MORE THAN 20-30 MINUTES A DAY, 2-3 TIMES A WEEK.  IF THEY ENJOY RUNNING, THEN THEY CAN BUILD UP THE MILES."

PODIATRIST KOLODENKER SAYS IT'S MORE IMPORTANT TO STRETCH AFTER A RUN THAN BEFORE, ALTHOUGH A GOOD WARM UP IS IMPORTANT.  WALK FOR 10 MINUTES, THEN WORK YOUR WAY UP TO A SLOW JOG.  YOU SHOULD STRETCH FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES AFTER A JOG."  RUNNER'S WORLD COLUMNIST SUSAN PAUL AGREES THAT STRETCHING IS MORE EFFECTIVE AFTER A RUN, OR AT LEAST A WARM-UP, WHEN MUSCLES ARE RELAXED AND 'MORE PLIABLE.'  TARGET THE MAJOR MUSCLE GROUPS USED FOR RUNNING: QUADS, HAMSTRINGS, CALVES, HIP FLEXORS, GLUTES AND LOWER BACK.

MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE ENJOYS RUNNING AND TRIES TO GO AS OFTEN AS SHE CAN.  MANY TIMES SHE RUNS HOME FROM THE OFFICE AND THIS IS NEARLY 20K.  THERE IS A SAYING THAT IS VERY TRUE, "IF YOU DON'T USE IT YOU LOSE IT."  THE HUMAN BODY IS AN AMAZING COMPLICATED MACHINE WHICH FUNCTIONS BETTER WHEN USED PROPERLY.  REGULAR EXERCISE IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN THE PROPER FUNCTIONING OF THE BODY.  IN OUR CLINIC, ALTHOUGH WE FOCUS ON THE LOWER LIMB, WE TRY TO SEE THE BODY AS A WHOLE AND PREACH TOTAL HEALTH, FITNESS, NUTRITION AND NORMAL BODY WEIGHT.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY AND MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE, TORONTO CHIROPODIST AND TORONTO FOOT SPECIALIST AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

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